My name is Jimin Kang, and I am a writer, journalist, and editor currently based in England. I was born in South Korea, grew up in Hong Kong, and lived in Brazil and the United States before starting at the University of Oxford, where I most recently completed a master's in Nature, Society & Environmental Governance. Prior to that, I did another master's in Comparative Literature and Critical Translation (and yes, it appears I'm drawn to programs with long names).
My work—in the form of essays, fiction, translation, and literary criticism—has been published in outlets including The New York Times, The Nation, Los Angeles Review of Books, Joyland, Wasafiri, Asymptote Journal, among others; in 2022, I was a finalist for the Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize for fiction, and in 2021 received an Honorable Mention in the Ploughshares Emerging Writers Contest.
I speak English, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, and Chinese, though I write and work primarily in the first two (or three, if I'm being generous). Beyond writing in my own time, I report — most recently for the Brazil bureau of Reuters — and edit a column on Hong Kong writing in The Oxonian Review.