Bo-Won Keum is a designer, researcher and critic based in Brooklyn, New York. She is also the co-editor and designer of "Dear Books to Prisoners," a book compiling incarcerated people’s writings on access to books in prison. She has taught at Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University and the MIT School of Architecture, and her work has been recognized by AIGA, the Type Director’s Club, the Society of Typographic Arts, and Design Indaba.
After the success of her novel Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen spent years trying to prove a man's innocence. Now she’s “absolutely broke” and “seriously ill,” and her next book is “years past deadline.”
By Abbott Kahler Photographs by DeSean McClinton-Holland