Katherine Hur

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Your name: Katherine Hur

Your home town: Atlanta, GA

Your major: Creative Writing

Are you fluent in any language(s) other than English?

Conversational Korean.

What are your career plans? 

That’s the big question, though I hope writing and teaching will somehow be involved.

What is your favorite book or author and why? 

I have too many favorites! A book I recently read that comes to mind is George Saunders’s Tenth of December, for the way he acknowledges the humor and rawness of human experience without reducing it to some abstractly sad and beautiful thing.

What is your favorite word?  Bizarre

Describe a significant breakthrough in your development as a writer: 

I’ve learned the value of lean writing. My older pieces of writing used language that I thought sounded beautiful but in reality carried  little substance.