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Min Jin Lee: 2018 National Book Festival

Min Jin Lee discusses "Pachinko" at the 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Speaker Biography: Min Jin Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, and immigrated to the United States when she was 7. She grew up in Queens, New York. A graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, Lee studied history at Yale College, then received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. After practicing for two years, she began writing full time. She lived in New York with her husband and son until 2007, then spent several years in Japan, researching and writing her second novel, "Pachinko" (Grand Central), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and appeared on many lists for top book of the year. She lives in New York with her family.

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