Tom Pyun to Publish Debut Novel

Something Close To Nothing, A Novel  by Tim Pyun book jacket.

Tom Pyun ‘21 (Los Angeles, MFA) will have his debut novel, Something Close To Nothing, published this fall. The book provides a darkly comedic perspective on a troubled relationship within the confines of the couple’s home, juxtaposed with the facade of perfection projected on social media to the outside world. It follows the journey of an interracial gay couple as they face everyday challenges, relationship conflicts, and the complexities of travel, all while navigating the process of a surrogate pregnancy. Pyun’s aim in writing the book was to authentically portray queer characters, allowing them to confront societal norms and make flawed decisions along the way.

“I’m excited to share the news that my debut novel will be published by Amble Press in November,” said Pyun. “This accomplishment wouldn’t have been possible without Antioch MFA faculty, including Jim Krusoe, Tori Patterson, Natashia Deon, and Lisa Locascio.”

Pyun’s writing has been featured in the Rumpus and Joyland. He has been awarded fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center, VONA, and Tin House.

Read more about Pyun and his work here.