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Skidmore College
English Department

Sonya ChungSonya Chung


B.A. Columbia University
M.F.A. University of Washington

Office: Palamountain 311
Phone: (518) 580 - 5176

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Fiction Writing
  • Personal Essay & Literary Criticism
  • Literary Web Publishing
  • Historical Fiction
  • Film

Courses Taught:

  • EN 281: Intro to Fiction Writing
  • EN 364W: The Mysterious
  • EN 377F: Reading for Writers: Fiction
  • EN 380: Fiction Workshop
  • EN 381F: Advanced Projects in Writing Fiction


  • Long for This World: A Novel (Scribner 2010)
  • Essays and criticism at The Millions, 2009-present
  • "Getting It Right," essay in Short: An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short-Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, and Other Short Prose Forms, ed. Alan Ziegler (forthcoming, Persea, 2014)
  • "In the Light Where Art & Longing Meet: My Day With James Salter," essay in Tin House, winter 2011
  • "In the Corporeal World, We Will Know the Names of Trees," essay in The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books, Soft Skull Press, 2011, eds. Jeff Martin and C. Max Magee)
  • “Size Matters,” essay in This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home, eds. Margot Kahn and Kelly McMasters, Seal Press, 2017
  • The Loved Ones: A Novel, Relegation Books, 2016

Residencies & Fellowships:

  • The MacDowell Colony, summer 2012
  • Bronx Council on the Arts Literary Fellowship & Residency, 2007