We are extremely excited and grateful to announce Susan Choi as our final Visiting Writer! Susan Choi and her work have been praised by many. Choi’s fifth novel, "Trust Exercise," won the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction. Described as “electrifying” (People) and “thrilling” (Boston Globe), it tells the story of a group of teenagers at a competitive arts school somewhere in American suburbia in the 1980s. Two of the students in the group fall in love, and this world makes a certain sense until the author upends everything and the boundaries of fiction and reality are pushed in a tale that is itself a trust exercise for readers. Born in South Bend, Indiana to a Korean father and a Jewish mother, Choi was raised there and in Houston, Texas. She studied literature at Yale and writing at Cornell and worked for several years as a fact-checker for The New Yorker. Choi teaches fiction writing at Yale and lives in Brooklyn.