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During the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, I didn’t expect to cry when athletes from two Koreas marched as one into the stadium, carrying the flag of unification, but tears filled my eyes. It was as if my body couldn’t be stopped from remembering some unspent grief.

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With the Winter Olympics in full swing, the big story is the Koreans, in particular the presence in Pyeongchang of Kim Jong-un’s younger sister. It is said that analysts have been scrutinising Kim …

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Bill Goldstein selects Pachinko in his Top 5 Books of 2017 in NBC New York’s Bill’s Books. To see the video, please click the link.

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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a sprawling, beautiful novel chronicling the cultural struggles of four generations of a Korean family, beginning in 1910 during the time of Japanese colonization. In our …

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Sunday October 29, 2017 Min Jin Lee on the untold story of Koreans in Japan Pachinko is Korean-American author Min Jin Lee’s second novel. (Elena Seibert/minjinlee.com)  LISTEN TO FULL EPISODE …

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To see the video essay about my family in North Korea, please click the link. Thank you.

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This past summer, I had the great honor of being introduced by Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, who is so very cool and fun, at the MV Book Festival. Thanks to Amb. Caroline Kennedy, the Martha’s …

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  I had the distinct privilege of speaking with one of my favorite writers Simon Winchester at one of the greatest libraries in the world, the New York Public Library on 42nd Street. This …

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Introduced by my amazing sister, Myung J. Lee, the Executive Director of Cities of Service.  

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I had a terrific time speaking with Donna Freed on RADIO GORGEOUS. To listen to the podcast, please click on the link below.

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