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Min Jin Lee

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Min Jin Lee's debut novel, "Free Food for Millionaires," was one of the top-10 novels of the year for The Times (London), NPR's Fresh Air and USA Today. Her new book, "Pachinko" is: one of Buzzfeed's 32 most exciting books coming in 2017, included in The Millions' most anticipated: the great 2017 book preview, one of Elle's 25 most anticipated books by women for 2017, one of BBC's 10 books to read in 2017 and one of Entertainment Weekly's best new books.

"Lee is a master plotter, but the larger issues of class, religion, outsider history and culture she addresses in "Pachinko" make this a tour de force you'll think about long after you finish reading," said the National Book Review.

"Min Jin Lee has produced a beautifully realized saga of an immigrant family in a largely hostile land, trying to establish its own way of belonging," said The Times Literary Supplement.

Her short fiction has been featured on NPR's selected shorts. Her writings have appeared in Conde Nast Traveler, The Times (London), Vogue, Travel+Leisure, Wall Street Journal, New York Times Magazine and Food & Wine. Her essays and literary criticism have been anthologized widely. She served as a columnist for the Chosun Ilbo, the leading paper of South Korea. She lives in New York with her family.

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Scheduled events:
National Book Award Authors
Meet five National Book Award finalists. The National Book Awards are a set of annual U.S. literary awards that began in 1950. It is one of the most prestigious and literary awards. Beth Harrison from the National Book Award will be here to introduce the finalists. Assistive listening devices available.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Lisa Ko, Min Jin Lee, Nancy MacLean, Erika Sánchez
Moderator: Beth Harrison
NY Times Best-sellers
All three of these authors are great storytellers. Each draws upon their own experiences to capture intriguing characters and plots. Do not miss this session!

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jamie Ford, Min Jin Lee, Stephanie Powell Watts
Moderator: Gay Vernon

Fiction / Literature
Grand Central
January 2018
ISBN 9781455563920
Paperback, 512 pages
$15.99, INSTORE
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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW TOP TEN OF THE YEAR * NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 *A USA TODAY TOP TEN OF 2017Roxane Gay's Favorite Book of 2017, Washington PostNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER * USA TODAY BESTSELLERIn this gorgeous, page-turning saga, four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from a home they never knew. More/less

Free Food for Millionaires
Fiction / Literature
Grand Central
January 2017
ISBN 9781455571673
Paperback, 624 pages
$14.99, INSTORE
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NPR Fresh Air Top Ten Books of the Year USA Today Top Ten Books of the Year The Times (London) Top Ten Books of the Year The nationally bestselling, "ambitious and compulsively readable" (San Francisco Chronicle) American story of class, society and identity. More/less

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