Susan Choi is an American novelist who wrote her first novel, The Foreign Student in 1998. That book won the Asian American Literary Award for Fiction and it was also a finsalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. She has also been a Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and won the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award for A Person of Interest.

Susan was born in Indiana to a Jewish mother and Korean father. However, her parents divorced when she was just nine years old and she ended up moving to Houston, Texas with her mother. From there she would go on to Yale where she earned a B.A. in Literature and later an MFA from Cornell University. She went to work at the New York Times where she worked as a fact checker and met her husband.

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Foreign Student (1998)Description / Buy at
American Woman (2003)Description / Buy at
A Person of Interest (2008)Description / Buy at
My Education (2013)Description / Buy at
Trust Exercise (2019)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Picture Books

Publication Order of Anthologies

Wonderful Town(2000)Description / Buy at
The Future Dictionary of America(2004)Description / Buy at
The Writer's Library(2020)Description / Buy at

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A Person of Interest was one of Choi’s most popular novels. The book introduces us to an Asian-born mathematician known as Professor Lee who has drawn the attention of the FBI. There is a serial bomber and one of his colleagues has just become the latest victim. His proximity as well as his past have put him under suspicion and he must face the ghosts of his past if he wants to escape.

Choi is also the author of Trust Exercise. The bok takes place in an American suburb during the 1980s and focuses on a group of students at a high competitive performing arts high school. Two of these students, David and Sarah, are falling in love and the tight knit bubble of the school is quick to notice. The bubble is usually safe for them as the outside world and the problems out there rarely penetrate the bubble – until they do.

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