Yuliana Kim-Grant, the daughter of Korean transnational parents, was born in South Korea. She grew up in suburban Philadelphia. Despite the near perfect All-American life, reading and writing were the activities that forgave this constant balancing act of being Korean and American. She attended the George Washington University where she received her BA in International Politics. She received her MFA in Creative Writing Fiction from Emerson College. She lives and works in Manhattan with her husband and son.
Her non-fiction essay, “Middle Passage” appears in an anthology entitled, Three Ring Circus: How Real Couples Balance Marriage, Work, and Family. Her non-fiction essay, “Nigger—A World Divided” was runner-up for the Creative Non-Fiction contest, judged by Faith Adiele, published by Slab, The Sound and Literary Art Book of Slippery Rock University. Her need to write is partly driven by watching her parents rendered mute and powerless in their new country. Her writing is an attempt to give voice to so many like her parents.