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Angie Kim

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012 Writing Her Truth Helps Others | Angie Kim

About Your Mother

In this episode of About Your Mother, I am pleased to introduce Angie Kim. Angie’s debut novel Miracle Creek was named Best Book of the Year by Time, The Washington Post, and The Today Show. It went on to win many other prizes throughout the year. Before writing Miracle Creek, Angie Kim was the former editor of Harvard Law Review and a trial attorney. She has also written for Vogue, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Glamour, and numerous literary journals. My conversation with Angie is far and reaching, discussing things such as her life as a Korean immigrant, writing, and the myth of the Good Mother. Reflections of the Mother The conversation begins with Angie’s description of her mother and her most defining trait. For Angie, her mother’s generosity and kindness have left a deep impression on her. “I got to observe her with her customers a couple of times. I was just floored by how generous and kind she was with her customers, even sort of the cantankerous ones. She was just so kind to everyone. And everyone loved her as a result. “– Angie Kim Angie hopes that she can do it as well with her professional relationships – going that extra mile of being kind and generous with your time can help build better bonds with others. Miracle Creek Discussing her book, Miracle Creek, Angie shares how her life experiences inspired the book’s themes; in a way, she’s sharing takeaways from her life with their readers through a new world woven in the story. “So yes, Miracle Creek is my debut novel…people say that you put a lot of yourself into your first books. That’s definitely the case for me as well. I’ve put so many threads of my own life into this book, one of which is the whole immigrant thread. Another facet of my life that’s in this novel is that of me as a mother. Then finally, the other thread that’s in my novel was my first career as a trial lawyer.” – Angie Kim Angie Kim on Being a Writer Angie shares that for the longest time, she never wanted to be a writer. Even when she was going to a school with an incredible Creative Writing department, it never occurred to her to take it up. Back then, she thought writing meant just sitting in one place and writing all day, which sounded boring. She found this ironic since, as a lawyer, there was a lot of writing, just a different kind. After going through her colorful experiences in life and listening to friends be fascinated by her journey and life lessons, she decided on her next career to tackle: being a writer. One day, when I was just having a really hard day, I just opened up my laptop and started writing about what I was upset about. And it was just so cathartic. I had never really experienced that through writing before. And I thought,…Click To Tweet To hear more from Angie Kim and how to be kind and generous to people around you, download and listen to this episode. Bio Angie Kim is the debut author of the international bestseller and Edgar winner Miracle Creek, named a “Best Book of the Year” by Time, The Washington Post, Kirkus, and The Today Show, among others. Her novel also won the ITW Thriller Award, the Strand Award, and the Pinckley Prize. A Korean immigrant, former editor of the Harvard Law Review, and one of Variety Magazine’s inaugural “10 Storytellers to Watch,” Kim has written for Vogue, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, Glamour, and numerous literary journals. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and three sons. Connect with Angie! angiekimbooks.com | twitter | instagram


24 Sep 2021

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4. Angie Kim

Listen To Your Sister

Our guest for episode 4 is bestselling novelist Angie Kim!  Angie went to Harvard Law School, worked as a litigator, and had multiple careers in business before writing the wonderfully twisty and complex novel Miracle Creek. We talk about leaving unsatisfying careers, seeking joy, and persevering in the face of rejection and unexpected setbacks.  Angie is brilliant and joyful and we’re so lucky she talked to us.


26 May 2021

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You Should Read: Klara and the Sun (Book Club episode with Angie Kim!)

What You Should Read

Hi, Should-Heads! Today, Miracle Creek author Angie Kim comes back to discuss Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. It's our third book club book, and we absolutely loved it. There's a lot to ponder (what makes us human? can we ever be 100% known, even by ourselves?) and it would take multiple episodes to fully cover this book. Buy it, read it, listen to this episode and then find us on social media to discuss it. We'll definitely have even more to say. Links mentioned in this episode:Angie Kim's review of Klara and the Sun: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54120408-klara-and-the-sun?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=wh61SUln3b&rank=1 Stephen King film festival: https://nerdist.com/article/stephen-king-film-festival-short-films-dollar-baby/ Tessa Thompson to adapt Secret Life of Church Ladies: https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2021/01/15/deesha-philyaw-secret-lives-of-church-ladies-adaptation-television-tessa-thompson-hbo-max/stories/202101150164 Currently Reading:      Julia: The Happiest Girl in the World (Alena Dillon) Kelly: Love & Other Crimes (Sara Paretsky) Rachael: Winterkeep (Kristin Cashore), Where the Light Enters (Sara Donati), The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Laurie R. King) Recent Acquisitions:Julia: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (Stuart Turton), Unbirthday (Liz Braswell), Milkfed (Melissa Broder), Shipped (Angie Hockman) and Everybody Writes (Ann Handley)Kelly: A Schitt's Creek booksleeve, a Promising Young Woman magnetic bookmark, The Lamplighters (Emma Stonex), The Last Bookshop of London (Madeline Martin), Shaking the Gates of Hell (John Archibald), Between the Bliss and Me (Lizzy Mason), A Tale for the Time Being (Ruth Ozeki), Game Changer (Neal Shusterman) and You Are Here (Jenny Lawson)Rachael: Dark Tides (Philippa Gregory), Enchantress (James Maxwell), Golddiggers (Sanjena Sathian), Arsenic and Adobo (Mia P. Manansala), Love in Color (Bolu Babalola) and Firekeeper's Daughter (Angeline Boulley) Follow Angie Kim:Twitter: @angiekimwriterInstagram: @angiekimaskWebsite: https://angiekimbooks.com/ Follow What You Should Read: Twitter:@wysr_podcast Instagram:@wysr_podcast Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/115539912-what-you-should-read-podcast YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCfNtid_b0R14otSPRZTkmQ www.whatyoushouldread.com Rachael Reads on Youtube:        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHYcyAEteFiL-sLHZVLX6nwKelly's blog!    https://kellyvision.wordpress.com  New logo by Eva Fury Theme song by Violet Gray:        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOQUkSoVPZkfsXtMWLoZV5Q

1hr 8mins

13 Apr 2021

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5. Angie Kim on Motherhood, Sacrifice and the Immigrant Story

GO Between the Covers

Edgar award-winner Angie Kim discusses her debut novel Miracle Creek. Her courtroom drama focuses on a group of people who are part of a special treatment center with a hyperbaric chamber. This chamber helps cure a range of conditions and disabilities, but when the chamber explodes, there is evidence to believe that it was not an accident. Our host Ann Bocock sits down with Angie Kim to discuss how the novel draws on her own life as a Korean immigrant whose child underwent treatment at a hyperbaric chamber. Kim takes a hard look at motherhood, sharing the guilt and shame that mothers feel when struggling to raise a child with chronic illness and special needs. She reveals how she found community amongst these mothers and what she learned. An attorney with a Harvard Law degree, Kim also tells us know how she ended up becoming a full-time writer and reveals the challenges of writing a novel in 7 different perspectives. Get all the details on this week’s episode of GO Between the Covers! Connect with Angie Kim: Twitter: @AngieKimWriter Facebook: @angie.kim.va Instagram: @angiekimask Website: https://angiekimbooks.com And connect with us! https://www.southfloridapbs.org/gobtc/ Facebook: @BetweenTheCoversSouthFloridaPBS Twitter: @WPBT2, @WXELTV


8 Mar 2021

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Robert Dugoni and Angie Kim

Poisoned Pen Podcast

Barbara Peters in conversation with Robert Dugoni and Angie Kim

1hr 2mins

22 Sep 2020

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Angie Kim - Miracle Creek

SWR2 lesenswert - Literatur

Grauen in der Druckkammer - Angie Kims Gerichtsroman "Miracle Creek" beschäftigt sich mit den Hintergründen eines medizinischen Desasters. Je dringender dabei die Frage nach der Schuld gestellt wird, desto schwieriger erweist sich die Antwort.Rezension von Wolfgang Schneider.Aus dem Englischen von Marieke HeimburgerVerlag HanserblauISBN 978-3-446-26630-8512 Seiten22 Euro


29 Jul 2020

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Angie Kim: "Miracle Creek"

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Der Krimi ist das Debüt von Angie Kim - einer aus Südkorea stammenden und seit langem in den USA lebenden Autorin. Am Anfang steht die Explosion einer Druckkammer für eine medizinische Sauerstoff-Therapie mit zwei Toten und vielen Verletzten. Karin Trappe hat das Buch gelesen.Angie Kim: Miracle Creek, hanserblau

23 Jul 2020

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Angie Kim


Angie Kim talks about how her experiences as a Korean immigrant, a former trial attorney, and a mother of a "submarine" patient led her to write her first novel, the award-winning legal thriller "Miracle Creek". (Intro: Into An Ice Age)

1hr 29mins

14 Jul 2020

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You Should Read: Miracle Creek (with author Angie Kim!)

What You Should Read

On this week’s episode we talk to award-winning and best-selling author Angie Kim! Her book Miracle Creek was recently released in paperback and we’re thrilled she stopped by to tell us what the writing process was like and what inspired her to write the story. We hope you love this episode as much as we loved talking to Angie!  Follow Angie Kim:Twitter: @AngieKimWriterInstagram: @AngieKimAskhttps://angiekimbooks.com/Follow WYSR:Twitter: @wysr_podcast Instagram: @wysr_podcast Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/115539912-what-you-should-read-podcast www.whatyoushouldread.com

1hr 3mins

30 Jun 2020

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Angie Kim: Miracle Creek

WDR 2 Lesen

Angie Kim spricht in ihrem Erstlingswerk gleich mehrere sensible Themen an. Es geht um Rassismus und Einwanderung, um Mutterschaft und Liebe und um ein Verbrechen. Marietta Bernasconi stellt das Buch vor.


9 Jun 2020