Jenny McKean Moore Reading Series: James Han Mattson

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The Jenny McKean Moore Reading Series and the Department of English will present novelist, James Han Mattson, via Zoom, on November 18th, at 6:30 PM. His latest novel is a tour de force of horror. Publishers Weekly called it " a harrowing story of a killing at a haunted house." Professor Jung Yun will introduce him.

James Han Mattson was born in Seoul, Korea and raised in North Dakota. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he has received grants from the Copernicus Society of America and Humanities North Dakota. He has been a featured storyteller on The Moth, and has taught at the University of Iowa, the University of Cape Town, the University of Maryland, the George Washington University, Murray State University, and the University of California – Berkeley. In 2009, he moved to Korea and reunited with his birth family after 30 years of separation.

He is the author of two novels: The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves and Reprieve. He is currently the fiction editor of Hyphen Magazine.