Heinz Insu Fenkl is an internationally renowned author, editor, translator, and folklorist. His first book, Memories of My Ghost Brother, an autobiographical novel about growing up in Korea as a biracial child in the '60s, was a Barnes and Noble "Discover Great New Writers" book in 1996 and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction in 1997. He is also coeditor of two major collections of Korean American fiction: Kŏri and Century of the Tiger and on the editorial board of AZALEA: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture, published by Harvard University’s Korea Institute. He is currently translating the 17th-century Korean Buddhist masterpiece, Nine Cloud Dream. Fenkl was raised in Korea, Germany, and the United States. He lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife and daughter and teaches at the State University of New York, New Paltz.