Jonny Sun is the New York Times and international best-selling author of "Goodbye, again", "everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too" and the illustrator of "Gmorning, Gnight!" by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
He is also a screen and TV writer who wrote for the Emmy-nominated sixth season of the Netflix Original Series "BoJack Horseman" and is currently writing for a new to-be-announced hourlong drama series about technology, as well as developing his own film and TV projects.
His latest book "Goodbye, again" was published in April 2021 and became an instant New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Indie List, and international best-seller.
As a doctoral candidate at MIT and a creative researcher at the Harvard metaLAB, he studies social media, virtual place, and online community. He received his master’s degree in architecture from Yale and his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Toronto.
His latest art installation, The Laughing Room, was exhibited at MIT in 2018 and at TED in 2019. Previously, his artwork has been exhibited at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, the Harvard Art Galleries, MIT, the Yale School of Architecture, New Haven ArtSpace, and the University of Toronto. His plays have been performed at the Yale School of Drama, Factory Theater in Toronto, Hart House Theater, and Theater Lab in Toronto.
His work has appeared in The New Yorker and McSweeney’s. He has been profiled on NPR and in the New York Times and was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers. In 2019, he gave a TED Talk that has currently been viewed online over 4 million times.
TIME Magazine named him one of the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet of 2017. In 2019, he was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, and in 2021, he was named to Adweek’s Creative 100.