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Min Jin Lee

South Korea (b.1968)

Min Jin Lee went to Yale College where she was awarded both the Henry Wright Prize for Nonfiction and the James Ashmun Veech Prize for Fiction.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Free Food for Millionaires (2007)
   Pachinko (2017)
Min Jin Lee recommends
The Stone Home (2024)
Crystal Hana Kim
"It is a priviledge to read Crystal Hana Kim fiction, which both edifies and enlightens."
Our Country Friends (2021)
Gary Shteyngart
"In the backdrop of the pandemic, Gary Shteyngart gathers his memorable characters in a shelter where they cook, seduce, and reconsider life’s meaning. A modern-day Boccaccio, Shteyngart offers both heartbreak and hilarity in life’s travails and black swans. Like The Decameron, Shteyngart’s Our Country Friends reminds us that even in darkness, light promises to return if we reach for love and art."
The Queen of Tuesday (2020)
Darin Strauss
"The Queen of Tuesday is a beautiful cinematic story about three people: the beloved actor Lucille Ball; a real estate builder, Isidore Strauss; and his grandson, the author, Darin Strauss. In a gorgeous imagined history of a not-long-ago world, the novelist Strauss allows us to remember our deeply held wishes to invent our lives and memories for our privately held loves. Like The Great Gatsby, Strauss's novel reminds us that ghosts unseen who remain deeply felt renew our hearts' most passionate yearnings and ambitions."

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Books containing stories by Min Jin Lee
Hint Fiction (2010)
An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer
edited by
Robert Swartwood

Award nominations
2017 National Book Award for Fiction (nominee) : Pachinko

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