Jean Kwok, MFA ’97, is one the most instantly successful graduates of Columbia University’s Writing Program. Her debut novel, Girl in Translation was published by Riverhead Books in 2010 and became a New York Times bestseller. It has been published in seventeen countries and translated into fifteen languages. Ms Kwok was the guest of the Columbia Fiction Foundry on April 25, 2013. A podcast of that session is available elsewhere on this site.