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708-867-7828

4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 708-867-7828

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Paul Yoon’s The Hive and the Honey Wins the 2024 Story Prize

The Hive and the Honey

The Hive and the Honey by Paul Yoon as won the 2024 Story Prize, an annual award which recognizes the best short story collection. Past winners have been Edwidge Danticat, Patrick O’Keeffe, Mary Gordon, Jim Shepard, Tobias Wolff, Daniyal Mueenuddin, Anthony Doerr, Steven Millhauser, Claire Vaye Watkins, George Saunders, Elizabeth McCracken, Adam Johnson, Rick Bass, Elizabeth Strout, Lauren Groff, Deesha Philyaw, Brandon Taylor, and, Ling Ma.

In The Hive and the Honey, Paul Yoon confronts themes of identity, belonging, and the collision of cultures across countries and centuries.

A boy searches for his father, a prison guard, on Sakhalin Island. In Barcelona, a woman is tasked with spying on a prizefighter who may or may not be her estranged son. A samurai escorts an orphan to his countrymen in the Edo Period. A formerly incarcerated man starts a new life in a small town in upstate New York and attempts to build a family.

The Hive and the Honey is a virtuosic collection that portrays the vastness and complexity of diasporic communities, with each story bringing to light the knotty inheritances of their characters. How does a North Korean defector connect with the child she once left behind? What are the traumas that haunt a Korean settlement in Far East Russia?

Categories: Adults and Blog.

Paul Yoon’s The Hive and the Honey Wins the 2024 Story Prize

The Hive and the Honey

The Hive and the Honey by Paul Yoon as won the 2024 Story Prize, an annual award which recognizes the best short story collection. Past winners have been Edwidge Danticat, Patrick O’Keeffe, Mary Gordon, Jim Shepard, Tobias Wolff, Daniyal Mueenuddin, Anthony Doerr, Steven Millhauser, Claire Vaye Watkins, George Saunders, Elizabeth McCracken, Adam Johnson, Rick Bass, Elizabeth Strout, Lauren Groff, Deesha Philyaw, Brandon Taylor, and, Ling Ma.

In The Hive and the Honey, Paul Yoon confronts themes of identity, belonging, and the collision of cultures across countries and centuries.

A boy searches for his father, a prison guard, on Sakhalin Island. In Barcelona, a woman is tasked with spying on a prizefighter who may or may not be her estranged son. A samurai escorts an orphan to his countrymen in the Edo Period. A formerly incarcerated man starts a new life in a small town in upstate New York and attempts to build a family.

The Hive and the Honey is a virtuosic collection that portrays the vastness and complexity of diasporic communities, with each story bringing to light the knotty inheritances of their characters. How does a North Korean defector connect with the child she once left behind? What are the traumas that haunt a Korean settlement in Far East Russia?

Categories: Adults and Blog.