Janice Y.K. Lee

Hong Kong



Janice Y. K. Lee was born and raised in Hong Kong, the child of Korean immigrants. She went to the United States for school and graduated from Harvard College with a degree in English and American Literature and Language.

After college she moved to New York and worked for several years as an editor at Elle and Mirabella magazines before getting an MFA from Hunter College and starting her first novel. The Piano Teacher was published to critical acclaim from the New York Times, People, and O magazine, among others. It spent 19 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, was a Richard and Judy Summer Read pick (UK), and was translated into 26 languages worldwide.

Janice’s writing has appeared in ELLE, Mirabella, Glamour, and Travel and Leisure,

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“And in the end, I think, we're all just trying to survive, aren't we?”
Janice Y.K. Lee, The Piano Teacher

“Was there anything more intimate than being truly seen?”
Janice Y.K. Lee, The Piano Teacher

“There are so many things to know and learn. She reads...and finds comfort in the fact that she will never run out of books.”
Janice Y.K. Lee

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