Chang-Rae Lee

in conversation with with R. O. Kwon

Live Saturday, February 6th
7:00 pm eastern/4:00 pm pacific

Add to Calendar 02/06/2021 04:00 PM 02/06/2021 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Chang-Rae Lee Chang-Rae Lee Saturday, February 6th, 2021 https://bookpassage.extendedsession.com/session/chang-rae-lee/

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Chang-rae Lee‘s My Year Abroad is an exuberant, provocative story about a young American life transformed by an unusual Asian adventure – and about the human capacities for pleasure, pain, and connection.

Chang-rae Lee is the author of Native Speaker, winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for first fiction, as well as On Such a Full Sea, A Gesture LifeAloft, and The Surrendered, winner of the Dayton Peace Prize and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He has also written stories and articles for The New YorkerThe New York TimesTime (Asia), GrantaConde Nast TravelerFood & Wine, and many other publications. Chang-rae Lee teaches writing at Stanford University.

“It is ‘where we are’ that should make all the difference, whether we believe we belong there or not.”

– Chang-rae Lee, On Such a Full Sea

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Chang-Rae Lee

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