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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

LG18 Faculty of Law (10 West Road, Cambridge)
Event date: 
Wednesday, 22 May, 2024 - 17:00

Please join us for a conversation with Min Jin Lee, author of the bestselling novel Pachinko (2017). Few literary works have received the global attention that Pachinko has in recent years as the novel was translated into numerous languages, achieved universal critical acclaim, and spawned an award-winning TV show. In many respects, the book and its author stand at the forefront of numerous trends that involve historical memory, subaltern voices, transnational connections, and the creative endeavours of members of the Korean diaspora.

Min Jin Lee is the author of the novels Free Food for Millionaires and Pachinko, a finalist for the National Book Award, and runner-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. In 2022, Lee received the Manhae Grand Prize for Literature, the Bucheon Diaspora Literary Award, and the Samsung Happiness for Tomorrow Award for Creativity from South Korea. She is the recipient of fellowships in Fiction from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Lee is an inductee of the New York Foundation for the Arts Hall of Fame and the New York State Writers Hall of Fame. In 2023, Lee served as the Editor of Best American Short Stories.  She is a Writer-in-Residence at Amherst College and serves as a trustee of PEN America and a director of the Authors Guild. Lee is at work on her third novel, American Hagwon and a nonfiction work, Name Recognition

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