Chin-Sun Lee is the youngest child of North Korean exiles— both her parents having fled their native provinces for Seoul at the outset of the Korean War. After a long career in fashion design, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing at The New School in New York. Her work has appeared in Joyland, Your Impossible Voice, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, and The BelieverLogger, among other publications. She currently lives in New Orleans, working on her second novel. Upcountry is her debut.