JUNE HUR was born in South Korea and raised in Canada, except for the time when she moved back to Korea and attended high school there (classes started at 8 a.m. and ended at 11 p.m.). Most of her work is inspired by her journey through life as an individual, a dreamer, and a Christian, with all its confusions, doubts, absurdities and magnificence. She studied History and Literature at the University of Toronto, and currently works as a Public Service Assistant for the Toronto Public Library.
Her debut novel TEN THOUSAND RIVERS (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, Winter 2020) is a murder mystery set in Joseon Dynasty Korea (early 1800s), and also a coming-of-age tale about a girl searching for home.
She is represented by Amy Bishop of Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC.