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Press for Green Frog

News and Reviews

GMA Book Buzz Pick

A Most Anticipated Book of 2024 —ElleDebutiful, The Rumpus, The Millions

"A fantastic medley of short stories that dance between literary fiction, fable, Korean folklore, and science fiction. Wildly entertaining, wonderfully diverse, and always delivered with a superb understanding of pacing and economy of language, the stories in this collection are full of emotional intelligence but also prove Chung isn't afraid to explore what genre mixing can do for short narratives."


Spring 2024 Adult Preview: Literary Fiction —Publishers Weekly

75 Books By Women of Color to Read in 2024 —Electric Literature

"Superb. . . Standouts are many, effortlessly ranging from fantastical, futuristic, and slice-of-real-life narratives. . . . Chung proves she’s a vibrant heir to her beloved first storyteller."

—Booklist (starred review)

"A collection of achingly real but also sometimes unusual stories about survival, change, nature, and womanhood, with a dash of Korean mythology and culture. . . . Great for people who like Bora Chung, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Yōko Ogawa, Carmen Maria Machado, and so many more.”
—Book Riot

"Sprinkled in folkloric wisdom and speculative darkness, Gina Chung’s story collection, Green Frog, humors and haunts with thoughtful precision."


"Imbued with subtle magic, balancing one foot in and one foot out of the ordinary. . . . 
Green Frog glitters and haunts, remaining with you until, slowly, you start to see yourself and your surroundings differently." 

—Los Angeles Review of Books

"Chung’s gift is patiently unraveling ordinary moments in ordinary lives and conveying their significance in translucent prose. Lovely, emotionally resonant stories."

—Kirkus Reviews

"Dynamic . . . Chung’s talents are on full display in these contemplative tales." 

—Publishers Weekly

"Although Gina Chung's Green Frog nimbly encompasses multiple genres, fraught parental relationships unite many of the impressive collection's 15 stories."

Shelf Awareness


Literary Hub:
Frogs, Foxes, and Folklore: On Drawing Inspiration from Korean Folktales

Writers Recommend: Poets & Writers, March 2024


Gina Chung on her short story collection, 'Green Frog' (NPR's Marginalia)


Family Dynamics, Women’s Rage, and Korean-American Womanhood with Gina Chung (Feminist Book Club Podcast)


First Taste: Gina Chung Reads from Green Frog (Debutiful)

An Interview with Gina Chung (Idaho Review)

Episode 227 with Gina Chung, Author of Green Frog, a Dazzling Collection of Poignant, Offbeat, Chillingly-Realistic and Fantastical Stories (Chills at Will Podcast)

On consumption and myth with Gina Chung (Conversations with Animals Podcast)

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