Katherine E. Young

Bio: Poet and translator Katherine E. Young has translated prose from Russia and Azerbaijan and poetry from Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. A 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellow, Young served as the inaugural poet laureate for Arlington, Virginia.

Events: Arts Club Event: "Look at Him," by Anna Starobinets, tr. by Katherine E. Young, In the Hour of War: Ilya Kaminsky, Carolyn Forché, Lyudmyla Khersonska, and Boris Khersonsky


Jung Yun

Bio: Jung Yun was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in Fargo, North Dakota. She studied at Vassar College, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing. Her work has appeared in Tin House, the Massachusetts Review, the Indiana Review, the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. She is the recipient of individual artist’s grants in fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, and the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. She has also received residential fellowships from MacDowell, the Ucross Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the National Humanities Center. Currently, Jung lives in Baltimore with her husband and is an associate professor of English at the George Washington University. She serves on the board of directors of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.

Events: The Cheuse Center at the 2023 Annapolis Book Fair