Podcast Episode 22: Literary Mysteries with Angie Kim (Author of Miracle Creek)

Literary mysteries with angie kim


In Episode 22, Angie Kim (author of Miracle Creek) talks about how her background influenced her novel and shares her favorite literary mysteries.

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  • Angie’s journey from trial attorney to novelist.
  • How Angie’s own children’s medical problems when they were young inspired the submarine children in Miracle Creek.
  • Angie’s child’s real life experience with HBOT treatment (the submarine treatment featured in Miracle Creek) and her real-life experience as the parent of an HBOT patient.
  • Why society shames people for expressing dark thoughts about the hard parts of parenting and caregiving.
  • How Angie’s own experience immigrating to the U.S. from South Korea as a teen influenced Mary’s character in the book.
  • The theme Angie is considering exploring in her second novel…and a teaser for the beginning of her second novel.
  • How Angie figures out how her novels will end.
  • How Angie found out Miracle Creek was going to be a Book of the Month pick (April).
  • Why Angie can’t share a book she didn’t love…which led to a discussion about DNF’ing books.
  • What Angie (as an author) thinks of bloggers/podcasters/bookstagrammers publicly sharing books they DNF.
  • The original title of Miracle Creek and how/why it got changed after printed ARCs were sent out.

(Mostly) Literary Mysteries From Angie

Two OLD Books She Loves

Two NEW Books She Loves

One Book She Didn’t Love

  • A quick discussion on DNF’ing books you don’t like [31:23]

One Upcoming Release She’s Excited About

Other Books Mentioned

Other Links

About Angie

Author Angie Kim Author Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Angie moved as a preteen from Seoul, South Korea, to the suburbs of Baltimore. She attended Stanford University and Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, then practiced as a trial lawyer at Williams & Connolly. Her stories have won the GlamourEssay Contest and the Wabash Prize in Fiction, and appeared in numerous publications including Vogue, The New York TimesThe Washington Post, SalonSlateThe Southern ReviewSycamore ReviewThe Asian American Literary Review, and PANK. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband and three sons. Miracle Creek is her first novel.

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