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Podcast: Min Jin Lee’s Amazing Journey

July 17, 2018

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This week Cheryl is joined by Min Jin lee, author of the national best-selling novel Pachinko. Together they discuss what it’s like to grow up as a working-class, immigrant child, and Min Jin Lee’s journey to becoming an award-winning writer.

Podcast guest: Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee is a recipient of fiction fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard. Her second novel Pachinko (2017) was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, and a New York Times 10 Best Books of 2017. A New York Times Bestseller, Pachinko was also a Top 10 Books of the Year for BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the New York Public Library.Pachinko was a selection for “Now Read This,” the joint book club of PBS NewsHour and The New York Times. It was on over 75 best books of the year lists, including NPR, PBS, and CNN. Pachinko will be translated into 25 languages. Lee’s debut novel Free Food for Millionaires (2007) was a Top 10 Books of the Year for The Times of London, NPR’s Fresh AirUSA Today, and a national bestseller. Her writings have appeared in The New Yorker, NPR’s Selected ShortsOne StoryThe New York Review of Books, The New York Times MagazineThe New York Times Book ReviewThe Times Literary SupplementThe GuardianConde Nast TravelerThe Times of Londonand Wall Street Journal. She served three consecutive seasons as a Morning Forum columnist of the Chosun Ilbo of South Korea. In 2018, Lee was named as an Adweek Creative 100 for being one of the “10 Writers and Editors Who are Changing the National Conversation.”


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Duration: 34 minutes

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