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Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, American writer, educator. Named one of 20 Under 40, New York Magazine, 2010; recipient Whiting Writers' award for Fiction, 2005. Member of Phi Beta Kappa.


Bynum, Sarah Shun-lien was born on February 14, 1972 in Houston, Texas, United States.


Bachelor, Brown University, Providence. Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa Writers Workshop.


Bynum is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Iowa Writers' hop. Her short stories, including excerpts from her new novel, have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Triquarterly, The Georgia Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and in Best American Short Stories. In 2010, Bynum was named one of the New Yorker Magazine's top "20 Under 40" fiction writers.


  • 2004 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Madeleine is Sleeping2005 Whiting Award for Fiction.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Madeleine Is Sleeping (Janet Heidinger Kafka prize, 2004), Mississippi Hempel Chronicles, 2008. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member of Phi Beta Kappa.