Euny Hong is a Paris-based journalist and thrice-published author, most recently of The Power of Nunchi: The Korean Secret to Happiness and Success (Penguin Books 2019), which has sold translation rights in 20 regions.
Her previous book, The Birth of Korean Cool: How One Nation is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture (Picador, August 2014), was selected as an Amazon Editor’s Pick for Best Non-Fiction and has been translated into eight languages. The Telegraph UK described the book as “fabulously snarky.” The New York Times described the book as “Incisive and humorous…an excellent case study of calculated entrepreneurial moxie.”
Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, and Allure, among others. She has many TV appearances, on such programmes as “Picture This” on BBC2, “Ronan Farrow Daily” on CNBC, and Bloomberg TV.
Previously, she was with the France 24 TV news network in Paris, and she started her journalism career as a TV columnist at the Financial Times. She graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Philosophy and is a former Fulbright Scholar. She is fluent in English, French, German, and Korean.
(photo credit: Justin T. Stockley Photography, 2020)