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In Memoriam: Katherine Min

VCCA Fellow Katherine Min knew from a young age that she wanted to be a fiction writer.  She began by telling colorful lies on the playground in elementary school and writing an illustrated picaresque novel at age twelve.  After majoring in English at Amherst College and marrying her classmate Roy Andrews, she attended Columbia Journalism School and worked as a journalist in Boston and Seoul, Korea. She never stopped writing fiction, even as she moved to New Hampshire, worked at the alumni magazine and as an adjunct professor at Plymouth State University, and raised
two kids, Kayla and Clay Min Andrews. Min began publishing in literary journals such as Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Glimmer Train, TriQuarterly, The Threepenny Review, and many others.  She received a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1992, a Pushcart Prize for her story "Courting a Monk" in 1998, and a New Hampshire State Council for the Arts Fellowship in 1998 and 2004. In 1999, her short story "…