Susan Choi is the author of five novels: Trust Exercise, My Education, American Woman, A Person of Interest and The Foreign Student. She has been a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award and the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and is the winner of the Asian-American Literary Award for Fiction. Choi was named the inaugural recipient of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award in 2010 and is a recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. She teaches at Yale and lives with her family in Brooklyn.