The daughter of a Korean father and a Russian-Jewish mother, Susan Choi was born in Indiana and raised in Texas. She holds an undergraduate degree from Yale and an M.F.A. from Cornell. She is the author of three novels: The Foreign Student, winner of the Asian-American Literary Award; American Woman, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and A Person of Interest. She teaches at Princeton and lives in Brooklyn.
Elvis Presley is born in 1935 and, a little over 20 years later, he would have his first #1 single on the US charts, forever changing the landscape of popular culture and ushering in a new age of celebrity superstardom.