Articles by Sonya Chung

August 21, 2009

The Bronx is Yearning 6

As far as the media (including the arts media) is concerned, the Bronx is a bad hand you get dealt.

August 7, 2009

Book Lovers 7

It starts out innocently. I recommend Denis Johnson’s Jesus’ Son. “I think you’d like Johnson,” I say, after reading one of his short story drafts. “The violence and the tenderness together. ‘Emergency’ will knock you out.”

July 22, 2009

Free is a Complicated Word, or, The Idea Coincidence 2

Sonya Chung’s first novel, Long for This World, will be released by Scribner in March 2010. She is currently at work on a second novel, Sebastian & Frederick. You can learn more about Sonya and her work at www.sonyachung.com. Here’s how it happens: an idea, or a question, or a theme begins to take shape […]

July 9, 2009

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Designing a Book Jacket…” 8

Sonya Chung is a freelance writer and creative writing teacher who nourishes her split personality by living part-time in the S. Bronx and part-time in rural PA. She writes and grows vegetables in both places. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Threepenny Review, BOMB Magazine, and Sonora Review, among others. Her first novel, […]

June 18, 2009

Slinging Stones at the Genre Goliath 40

Sonya Chung is a freelance writer and creative writing teacher who nourishes her split personality by living part-time in the S. Bronx and part-time in rural PA. She writes and grows vegetables in both places. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Threepenny Review, BOMB Magazine, and Sonora Review, among others. Her first novel, […]