Author Talk: Chang-Rae Lee

Author Chang-rae Lee talks about his newest novel, ON SUCH A FULL SEA.

Chang-rae Lee is the author of the novels NATIVE SPEAKER, A GESTURE LIFE, and ALOFT, which was a New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book. NATIVE SPEAKER was awarded the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, and an ALA Notable Book of the Year Award. A GESTURE LIFE won the Anisfield-Wolf Literary Award, the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award, and the NAIBA Book Award for Fiction, and was cited as a Notable Book of Year by the New York Times, Esquire, Publishers Weekly, and the Los Angeles Times. Mr. Lee has also written stories and articles for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Food & Wine, Granta, and many other publications.

His fourth novel, THE SURRENDERED, will be published in March 2010.

Chang-rae Lee was born in Seoul, Korea. He was educated at Phillips Exeter, Yale, and the University of Oregon. He is a professor in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, where he teaches creative writing.

Tuesday, January 7, 2013
S. Stevan Dweck Center
Central Library