Chang-rae Lee





Chang-rae Lee


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July 29, 1965

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Chang-Rae Lee (born July 29, 1965) is a first-generation Korean American novelist.

Lee was born in Korea in 1965. He emigrated to the United States with his family when he was 3 years old. He was raised in Westchester, New York but attended Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. He received his BA in English from Yale University and MFA in Writing from the University of Oregon. He worked as a Wall Street financial analyst for a year before turning to writing full time.

He teaches writing at Princeton University, and currently serves as the director of Princeton's Program in Creative Writing.

Average rating: 3.59 · 19,762 ratings · 2,710 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
On Such a Full Sea

3.45 avg rating — 6,747 ratings — published 2014 — 15 editions
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Native Speaker

3.68 avg rating — 4,476 ratings — published 1995 — 20 editions
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The Surrendered

3.66 avg rating — 3,506 ratings — published 2009 — 19 editions
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A Gesture Life

3.76 avg rating — 2,889 ratings — published 1999 — 13 editions
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Aloft

3.51 avg rating — 1,992 ratings — published 2004 — 26 editions
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Sea Urchin

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Coming Home Again

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LIFE gestures. 1-2

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On a Bed of Rice

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March 2010, Chang-rae Lee
"I viewed [my characters] as these quite tiny figures, minuscule, at least against the grand backdrop of history or destiny. I find that difference in scale inherently dramatic and poignant." ...More

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“For sometimes you can't help but crave some ruin in what you love.”
Chang-rae Lee, On Such a Full Sea

“It is 'where we are' that should make all the difference, whether we believe we belong there or not.”
Chang-rae Lee, On Such a Full Sea

“...whether the people are happy or not in their lives, they have learned to keep steadily moving, moving all the time.”
Chang-rae Lee, A Gesture Life

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