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Columbia University: Weatherhead East Asian Institute
April 19, 2017 by Ross Yelsey
RN ABC: Books & Arts (Australia) with Michael Cathcart (AUDIO)
Friday 17 March 2017 10:05AM (view full episode)
Lit Up Podcast with Angela Ledgerwood (AUDIO)
I had the opportunity to talk with Angela Ledgerwood, the host of the brilliant podcast, Lit Up. Angela is smart, funny and gorgeous. Oh, and she’s also kindhearted. 
BookTalk with Cyd Oppenheimer (AUDIO)
Episode 34
WNYC: The Leonard Lopate Show (AUDIO)
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Publishers Weekly Radio: Interview with Rose Fox and Mark Rotella (AUDIO) Episode 213
An interview with PW Radio as PACHINKO hits No. 22 on the Publishers Weekly Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List.
The Story of Hong Gil Dong (Penguin Classics) Translated by Minsoo Kang (VIDEO)
At the Asian American Writers’ Workshop
Korean Community Center Keynote Address 2016 (VIDEO)
Junot Diaz and Min Jin Lee in Conversation at Asian American Literary Festival (VIDEO)
At the Asian American Writers’ Workshop
Free Food for Millionaires Trailer
Wall Street Journal—My Korean New Year:
Wall Street Journal- Asia, April 3, 2009
When I was in Hong Kong for the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival, I was interviewed by the journalist Saul Sugarman who is also on the staff of the Far Eastern Economic Review.
South China Morning Post - March 1, 2009
A profile of my work appeared in the Post - the English-language paper of Hong Kong. It was written by Melinda Harper. I recently visited Hong Kong for its Man Hong Kong Literary Festival, and it was a beautiful place.
Yonhap News Agency: “Top 10 Bestsellers in South Korea’s Foreign Fiction List”
A profile of my work appeared this month in the Yonhap News—South Korea’s official news agency. I was interviewed by the journalist Shin Hae-in of Yonhap.
Profile in J-Select
Profiles about my work appeared in J-Select this month:“The Reluctant Expatriate,” (Sept/Oct 2008) was written by Suzanne Kamata, author of the novel Losing Kei.
Profile in The Japan Times
Profiles about my work appeared in The Japan Times this month. The article in The Japan Times (”Tackling the ‘Zainichi’ experience” September 9, 2008) was written by Tim Hornyak, author of Loving the Machine: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots.
“Forget the Comparisons, She’s Unique” - Newsweek
From the interview: Newsweek: But there was so much adultery in the book! Everyone was sleeping around and breaking up with each other. It’s sort of a dim view of love.
Fallout Central Podcast
Upstairs at the Square
At Barnes & Noble
Min Jin Lee at the Asia Society
The Author of “Free Food for Millionaires” talks to Helen Koh
New York Daily News
A first novel tells a sexy story of young Korean…
Washington Times
Trying on different hats
Virginian Pilot
In ‘Free Food,’ Lee takes an exquisite…
Savetheassistants
Min Jin Lee’s debut novel, Free Food for Millionaires, tells a story many of us can identify with. Casey, the daughter of working-class Korean immigrants in …
Asian American Writer’s Workshop
Min Jin Lee Min Jin Lee’s upcoming debut novel, Free Food for … Min Jin Lee: A pre-sell tour is when a publisher sends an author out around the country to …
newyorkbookfestival.com
New York Book Festival Runners-Up: Free Food For Millionaires ‚Äì Min Jin Lee Hard-Boiled Men ‚Äì Guy Jacobs HONORABLE MENTION: Crossing the Wire - Robert Kornhiser …
New York Times Podcast
Martha Southgate on the vanishing black literary novel; Liesl Schillinger on Min Jin Lee; and Dwight Garner, senior editor, with best-seller news… [podcast]
WAMC Roundtable
As I Am
The Pilot features up and coming author Min Jin Lee as she discusses her new book Free Food for Millionaires with Boston College’s Professor Min Hyoung Song …
Conversationsfamouswriters
If you want a thick, extremely well written literary novel then rush out and pick up Free Food For Millionaires. It took me a while to read but every night I crawled into bed with it and marveled at how Min Jin Lee crafted this satisfying novel that weaves together so many themes.
Viewpoint with Jean Dean
Jean’s first guest was Dr. Michael Doyle MS, Ph.D, Director, Center for Food Safety. Jean’s second half hour was with Min Jin Lee, author of “Free Food For Millionaires.”
Columbia University Conference “Fear of Flying” Can a Feminist Classic Be an American Classic?
NPR: KQED The Writer’s Block
Wall Street Journal Juggle Book Club Selection
Min Jin Lee on Leaders, Good Girls and the Discomforts of Wealth The Juggle spoke yesterday with Min Jin Lee, author of “Free Food for Millionaires” the third book in our Juggle book club. Ms. Lee called us from Tokyo, where she lives with her husband and 10-year-old son, and where she’s working on…
EverydayIwritethebook
I was fortunate enough to meet Min Jin Lee, author of Free Food for Millionaires, at a reading here in DC a few months ago. She had read my first blog post about her book, and graciously signed my copy. A few months later, when I posted …
Audio: Happy Ending Reading Series
Tonight, Amanda throws candy at the crowd, it being so close to Halloween and all. And then she is bench-pressed by Benjamin Percy. All wince as Roy Kesey waxes his legs as a performance art/act of protest against the Bush administration. And Min Jin Lee lightens it up a bit by telling us a dirty joke while balancing a spoon — on her nose. They all also read engagingly, even enticingly, and the music is by Max Gabriel.
The Publishing Spot
A discussion of how to publish, specialty publishers, publishing companies, publishing opportunities, publishing agents, etc.
The Publishing Spot
This week I’m interviewing first-time novelist, Min Jin Lee about how she mastered this 19th Century technique in her new book. It’s called Free Food for Millionaires, an epic novel employing some unfamiliar writing tools that all …
Radio New Zealand
Nine To Noon … by Min Jin Lee (Hutchinson, ISBN 9780091796181)
NPR, Fresh Air
Min Jin Lee’s debut novel Free Food for Millionaires tells the story of a young Korean-American woman whose Ivy League education exposes her …
NPR Booktour
Keeping up with the Joneses isn’t easy ‚Äî even if you’re a fashion-conscious young woman with an Ivy League degree, a strong sense of …
Sun-Sentinel
Here’s what we know about Casey Han, the heroine of Min Jin Lee’s sprawling first novel: She’s the daughter of…
Read This (Life and Arts)
The first novel by Min Jin Lee looks at the precarious time after college graduation when dreams may not be realized, carefully laid plans can collapse and …
55 Secret Street
Min Jin Lee is the author of the fantastic, critically-acclaimed novel Free Food for Millionaires. You may remember it as one of my 55 Summer Favorites. Min went to Yale where she was awarded both the Henry Wright Prize for Nonfiction …
Newsweek Interview
Min Jin Lee’s ambitious debut novel, “Free Food for Millionaires,” has been showered with … Min Jin Lee: We migrated from Korea to the US when I was 7. …
Writerinterviews
Min Jin Lee is the author of Free Food for Millionaires. From an interview posted on her website:. Q: You‚Äôve chosen to write this book showing many points of view. Is there a reason why? More than anything, I wanted to try to write …
NPR Tell Me More
Min Jin Lee wanted to capture the experience of children of immigrants living in America. Her debut novel, Free Food for Millionaires, tells the story of Casey Han, a daughter of Korean immigrants living in New York. Lee discusses her book and the passion behind her writing.
NPR On Point
A conversation with Korean-American novelist Min Jin Lee. She’s getting robust praise for her debut novel “Free Food for Millionaires.”
The Observer, Guardian
When stalking is the only comfort The Observer - Jun 24, 2007 Min Jin Lee explores the most fundamental crisis of immigrants’ children: how to bridge a generation gap so wide it is measured in oceans, gaping between …
The Urban Muse
Min Jin Lee is yet another example of the lawyer-turned-writer phenomenon. This Yale alum is the author of Free Food for Millionaires, a delightful debut novel about a recent college grad trying to reconcile the thriftiness of her …
Privilege and Poverty - A Rebellious Young Korean Woman Gets a Crash…
Casey Han has just graduated from Princeton on scholarship, when a visit to her parents’ apartment turns …
San Francisco Chronicle
Poor people stay poor because “they spend all their money on pride.” So says one of the characters in Min Jin Lee’s expansive first novel …
OC Register
The real lessons come after college is over OCRegister - Jun 3, 2007 The first novel by Min Jin Lee ‚ a Korean immigrant who went to Yale University,  looks at the precarious time after college graduation when dreams may not …
The Chronicle Journal
In Free Food, Lee takes exquisite look at life’s uncertainties Chronicle Journal - The Chronicle Journal - Jun 2, 2007 The first novel by Min Jin Lee - a Korean immigrant who went to Yale University - looks at the precarious time after college graduation when dreams may not …
Audrey Magazine
In her debut novel Free Food for Millionaires, author Min Jin Lee tackles the rarely explored world of modern Asian America in novel form with familiar …
Daily Camera
The first novel by Min Jin Lee - a Korean immigrant who went to Yale University - looks at the precarious time after college graduation when .
San Francisco Chronicle
Novel Looks at Life’s Uncertainties San Francisco Chronicle - May 30, 2007 The first novel by Min Jin Lee ‚Äî a Korean immigrant who went to Yale University ‚Äî looks at the precarious time after college graduation when dreams may not …
NPR Talk of the Nation
I am really interested in reading though I haven’t read them yet - Min Jin Lee’s‚ Free Food for Millionaires.‚ It’s about the child of immigrant …
Out This Week
Other notable releases: fiction—Free Food for Millionaires, Min Jin Lee; The Overlook, Michael Connelly; nonfiction—God in My Corner: A Spiritual …
Livingreadgirl
My thanks to Min Jin Lee,for giving me her time and thoughts for this interview. Free Food For Millionaires will be available everywhere and if you would like to know more about Min Jin and her work,please visit her official website by …
People Magazine
Washington Post
When a 22-year-old Princeton grad takes too long to find a job, her dad sends her packing. …
Springing Forward: Fiction/First Novels & Collections
The daughter of Korean immigrants navigates the Manhattan world of haves and have-nots.