About Victoria Namkung


For nearly 20 years, I’ve been a Los Angeles-based author,  journalist, essayist, and cultural commentator. My writing has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, NBC NewsVICE, Washington Post, USA TodayInStyle, and Los Angeles magazine, among other publications. 

After receiving my master’s in Asian American Studies from UCLA, I taught courses on gender, immigration, and writing at UCSB, UCLA, and 826LA, respectively. My research on Asian American males and import car culture in southern California was published as a chapter in the award-winning collection, Asian American Youth (Routledge). 

My debut novel, The Things We Tell Ourselves (Standard Time Press), was published in 2015. My second novel, These Violent Delights (Griffith Moon) will be published in November 2017.