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Paul Yoon: 'The Mountain'

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Paul Yoon, Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard University and author of _Once the Shore_ and _Snow Hunters_ reads from his latest book, _The Mountain: Stories._ In _The Mountain_, Paul Yoon displays his subtle, ethereal, and strikingly observant style with six thematically linked stories, taking place across several continents and time periods and populated with characters who are connected by their traumatic pasts, newly vagrant lives, and quests for solace in their futures. Photo Credit: Bundesarchiv/[Wikimedia](https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_121-1429,_Drontheim-Fjord,_Schlachtschiff_%22Tirpitz%22.jpg "Ofot-Fjord, Schlachtschiff "Tirpitz"")

**Paul Yoon** was born in New York City. His first book, \_Once the Shore\_, was selected as a New York Times Notable Book and a Best Debut of the Year by National Public Radio. His novel \_Snow Hunters\_ won the 2014 Young Lions Fiction Award. His new collection, \_The Mountain\_, will appear in August. A recipient of a 5 under 35 Award from the National Book Foundation and a fellowship from the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, he is currently a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard University along with his wife, the fiction writer Laura van den Berg. Photo: [Harvard Book Store](http://www.harvard.com "Harvard Book Store")