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K-Literature Talk with Bestselling Author Min Jin Lee - CANCELED image

K-Literature Talk with Bestselling Author Min Jin Lee - CANCELED

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. welcomes best-selling author Min Jin Lee for a K-Literature talk exploring challenges of the writing craft, the topic of Korean immigrant experiences in her work, and her upcoming writing projects. Lee’s talk, “Heart's Desire: Love and the Late Bloomer,” will touch on the love of one’s dreams that are difficult to attain. The event will include a book signing, Q&A, and light dinner reception with the author.
Lee’s novel “Free Food for Millionaires” (2008) earned her critical success in the United States, England, and – through translation, in Korea. The novel illuminates the experiences of so-called 1.5 generation immigrants – those born in Korea but having grown up in America – and the challenges they face, including financial, educational, and social barriers. It was a No. 1 Book Sense Pick, a New York Times Editor’s Choice book, a Wall Street Journal Book Club selection, a national bestseller, and selected among the Top 10 Novels of the Year by The Times of London and USA Today.

UPDATE: This event has been canceled due to a family emergency. A rescheduled date will be announced here as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding! 

WHAT: Discussion, signing, and reception with Korean American author Min Jin Lee
WHEN6:00 p.m., Friday, April 25, 2014 TO BE RESCHEDULED! 
WHERE: Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. (2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW)
HOW: Free with an RSVP (below)
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. She attended law school at Georgetown University and worked as a lawyer for several years in New York before writing full time. She has received the NYFA Fellowship for Fiction, the Peden Prize from The Missouri Review for Best Story, and the Narrative Prize for New and Emerging Writer. More information about Min Jin Lee can be found on her website at http://minjinlee.com.

K-Literature is a series of free programs hosted by the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. designed to highlight emerging and established writers, both Korean and American, whose works inform and illuminate Korean culture and experiences worldwide. Events serve as a platform for author-reader interaction, open discussion, networking among enthusiasts, and showcasing upcoming works.