Chang-rae Lee

Fall 2015

Chang-rae_Lee_Princeton GQ_Princeton_023961Chang-rae Lee is the author of the novels Native SpeakerA Gesture Life, Aloft, and The Surrendered, which won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. His most recent novel is On Such A Full Sea, which won the Heartland Prize for Fiction and was a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has also written stories and articles for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Granta, Conde Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, and many other publications.  In 2000 he was named by The New Yorker as one of the 20 Writers for the 21st Century. He is Professor in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University as well as a Shinhan Distinguished Visiting Professor at Yonsei University.

September 30, 7pm – Reading and Book Signing, MLK 225/229
October 1, 1pm – In Conversation with Noelle Brada-Williams, MLK Steinbeck Center



“The prose Lee writes is elliptical, riddling, poetic, often beautifully made.”
The New Yorker

“Lee writes with humor and acuity, swirling comic wit and subtlety into scenes…”
— USA Today

“The glossy flawlessness of Lee’s prose is itself a metaphor, a symbol of the superficial perfection of America’s suburban splendor.”
— Time

All events are open to the public and wheelchair accessible.