A Reading and Conversation with Min Jin Lee
Pachinko, Min Jin Lee’s second novel, traces the arc of one family of resident Koreans of Japan, long the targets of discrimination. With an ear to the nuances of difference, Lee opens a window on a little-known minority group struggling to succeed on the far side of the Japanese economic miracle.
Following the reading, Professor Yu Jin Ko will lead a conversation with author Min Jin Lee.
Lee is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. Her 2017 novel, Pachinko, was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, and selected as one of The New York Times 10 Best Books of 2017.
This event is sponsored by the English Department, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, the Newhouse Center for the Humanities, and the Korean Students Association (KSA).