Readings and Appearances for Pachinko

One Story

Catapult: Don’t Write Alone

Hampton Library Summer Author Series: Fridays at Five

National Book Festival: Library of Congress

Turn of the Corkscrew Literary Tea

University of California Irvine

JumpStart Fall Luncheon

Yale University: Davenport College Tea

American University

Denison University

Just Buffalo Literary Center

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

Past Events

Lighthouse Writers Workshop

June 4th-8th

Credit Suisse Securities

Book Expo America

Westport, MA: Partners Village Store at Dedee Shattuck Gallery

New Canaan Library


KACF Giving Summit

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Monmouth College’s 161st Commencement

2018 Miami Writers Institute

Intensive Creative Writing Conference: May 9-11, 2018 I will be teaching a 4-day fiction workshop. 

Sydney Writers’ Festival 2018: Going Rogue: North Korea

Sydney Writers’ Festival 2018: PACHINKO with Min Jin Lee

Sydney Writers’ Festival 2018: On the Record: Historical Fiction

Sydney Writers’ Festival 2018: Opening Address

Ragdale: Novel Affair

April 27-28, 2017

Harvard University: Mahindra Humanities Center

Book Launch: Sofija Stefanovic at the Strand

Newtown Literary Alliance: Fiction Writing Class

“Writing on Race & Immigration”  A free 1 day class for writers in Queens, sponsored by Newtown Literary Alliance and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.  Contact: Tim Frederick, Executive Director and Founding Editor   

Writer’s Forum at Pratt Institute

Princeton Public Library and Labyrinth Books: Princeton Migration Project

Pasadena Festival of Women Authors

Kinokuniya Bryant Park NYC

Princeton Theological Seminary

Muse & Marketplace Writing Conference

April 6-7th

Helen Zell Writers’ Program at University of Michigan, MFA

Patrick Henry College: Newsmaker Interview Series with Marvin Olasky

Conversation with Marvin Olasky, Editor in Chief of WORLD magazine

PEN America: Read the Resistance FB Live

Min Jin Lee will discuss the resistance book pick, SISTER OUTSIDER by Audre Lorde with readers on Facebook Live at 12pm EST. Event curated by Brianna Goodman of PEN America.

The Wing: Bookclub

Curated by Porochista Khakpour   

Philadelphia Free Library

Anna Badkhen and Min Jin Lee

Parnassus Books: Conversation with Ann Patchett

East Meadow Public Library

Glen Cove Library

Montclair Literary Festival

Farm and Coast Market

In Conversation with author Erin McHugh and Min Jin Lee about PACHINKO

Little City Books

In Conversation with Ann Anderson Evans

Greenwich Library

Tucson Festival of Books

11.30am: Panel/Endurance with Jim Fergus, Shobha Rao, and Min Jin Lee 2.30pm: Panel/Immigration with Lisa Ko, Michel Stone, and Min Jin Lee  

AWP: Kundiman— Sigrid Nunez & Harold Augenbraum

AWP 2018: PEN Center USA—Historical Fiction Panel


Cincinnati, OH: Mercantile Library

Coolidge Corner Public Library in Brookline

Conversation with KL Pereira, author of A DREAM BETWEEN TWO RIVERS: Stories of Liminality and Min Jin Lee, author of PACHINKO, moderated by Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Katie Eelman of Cutlass Press and Director of Media and Events at Papercuts, J.P. This event will take place at the Coolidge Corner Public Library. Books will be sold by Brookline Booksmith.

Amherst College LitFest

Conversation with Carmen Machado and Parul Seghal of The New York Times

Politics & Prose at The Wharf

In conversation with author and critic, Bethanne Patrick of The Book Maven.

Shearman & Sterling LLP

private event

Pittsburgh: City of Asylum

Tacoma, WA: King’s Books

Powell’s City of Books


Red Ink

Curated and moderated by writer Michele Filgate. Panel on ENVY with Kate Tuttle, Taylor Larsen, Rachel Lyon, and Min Jin Lee. Co-sponsored by Literary Hub.

South Main Book Company

South Carolina: Fiction Addiction

12PM Korea Center of Greenville, SC: Lunch (ticketed event) 2176 E. Coleman Road, Greer, SC 29650   3PM Fiction Addiction: Reading & Signing (ticketed event) 1175 Woods Crossing Road, Greenville, SC Events curated by Fiction Addiction owner, Jill Hendrix    

Tattered Cover Literary Feast: Writers Respond to Readers 2018

Hari Kunzru, April Smith, Carrie La Seur, Thomas Mullen, and Min Jin Lee 8.45am-5.30pm This is a ticketed event. Please click the link. 

Brazos Bookstore

Book Soup

The New York Times Travel Show

THE BEST BOOKS FOR YOUR NEXT VACATION with Greg Cowles, Glory Edim, Leigh Haber, and Min Jin Lee. 

R.J. Julia Booksellers

The event is FREE but please register in the link below. 

Bronxville Public Library & Sommer Center at Concordia College

The Friends of the Bronxville Public Library (FOBPL) are encouraging book clubs to read Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko, a finalist for the National Book Award, a national bestseller and a New York Times Editor’s Choice, in preparation for a special conversation with the author that will take place on the evening of Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7 PM at the Sommer Center for Worship and Performing Arts at Concordia College.

McNally Jackson

In conversation with Cheryl Pearl Sucher and Min Jin Lee about PACHINKO. Cheryl Pearl Sucher is an American writer who lives between Cranbury, New Jersey and Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. An award-winning essayist, fiction writer and reviewer, she has written about The Southernmost Jewish Community in the World for Random House NZ’s JEWISH LIVES IN NEW ZEALAND. Her first novel, THE RESCUE OF MEMORY, was published by Scribner in the US and she is currently revising her second, LOST CITIES.

Trident Booksellers and Cafe

Live Interview at Trident with Boston’s own Writer’s Bone Co-hosts, Daniel Ford and Sean Tuohy. Daniel is the author of SID SANFORD LIVES! and Sean is a screenwriter. For more about them and their amazing podcasts, please see   

Denis Johnson Tribute Reading:

Alexander Chee, Deborah Treisman, and Min Jin Lee will read from Johnson’s THE LARGESSE OF THE SEA MAIDEN (stories)

NYPL: Author Talks—Bandi’s North Korea

Second Saturdays Reading Series

Curated by Jee Koh This event will be held at a private home with an open reading, potluck dinner, and the featured author. Copies of PACHINKO will be available for sale from the independent bookseller REVOLUTION BOOKS. Please RSVP to

DelRay Beach, FLA: Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden

To purchase tickets, please click the link. 

LIC Reading Series

Series curated by Catherine LaSota.  Reading with Gabe Habash, Joan Silber, and Min Jin Lee.

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe: 8th Annual What the Dickens

Marathon reading of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens with guest writers. 

Pen America Series at the Strand

Feminist Retrospective of the Year Past: With Morgan Jerkins, Carmen Maria Machado and Min Jin Lee

KoreanAmericanStory. org

A Celebration of Korean American Women Authors with Patty Yumi Cottrell, Jimin Han, Yoojin Grace Wuertz, Jung Yun, and Min Jin Lee with Minsoo Kang. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

Saint Ann’s School

Irish American Center Book Club

A discussion of PACHINKO with Min Jin Lee, led by Rachael Gilkey. The event is free, but please reserve with the IAC.

Brooklyn: Books Are Magic

Conversation with the brilliant novelist Alexander Chee about PACHINKO at the Cobble Hill independent bookstore, BOOKS ARE MAGIC. Please join us.   

Miami Book Fair

November 18-19, 2017 Times TBA

National Book Awards Finalists Reading

  Sponsored by the National Book Foundation and   The New School’s Creative Writing Program On the eve of the 2017 National Book Awards Ceremony, The New School hosts a reading with the Finalists in the categories of Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Young People’s Literature.  Hosted by BuzzFeed’s Isaac Fitzgerald and Saeed Jones.  Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM   The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011 

Hong Kong Literary Festival 2017

November 9-12, 2017

Texas Book Festival 2017

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 3-5, 2017 Austin, Texas Lit Crawl: Saturday Panel: Sunday

Brandeis Book and Author Luncheon

Featuring authors Lesley Stahl, A.O. Scott & Min Jin Lee

Collegiate Authors Night

London, UK: Burley Fisher Books

Brattleboro Literary Festival

  Bill Goldstein, the author of THE WORLD BROKEN IN TWO: Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, E.M. Forster, and the Year That Changed Literature, in conversation with Min Jin Lee, author of PACHINKO.  Bill and Min will be introduced by Jenny Altshuler. 

Morristown Festival of Books

Panel with Katie Kitamura (A Separation), Chinelo Okparanta (Under the Idala Tree), and Min Jin Lee (Pachinko), moderated by Carol Fitzgerald, co-founder and president of and The Book Report Network.

Bedford Free Library

In Conversation with Tracy Fauver.

Muldoon’s Picnic

An omnioum-gatherum of words and music hosted by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and New Yorker poetry editor Paul Muldoon.

Center for Fiction: A Writing Seminar

I’ll be teaching a one-day writing seminar on “Fiction & Personal Themes.” For more information:

Dalton Book Club

Private Event

Lynden Women’s Speaker Series: Milwaukee, WI

Margy Stratton, founder and executive producer of Milwaukee Reads, presents an ongoing series featuring writers of particular interest to women. The series is presented in conjunction with Boswell Books and MKELocalicious.

Madison, WI: 702Wi

Authors Karl Geary, Montpelier Parade, in conversation with Min Jin Lee, Pachinko. Tickets Available on link. 

Brooklyn Book Festival

  Whether a novel is set in the 1800s or the 2000s, its characters’ attitudes, actions, and behaviors reflect the particular period in history. Writers Jeffrey Renard Allen (Song of the Shank), Kia Corthron (The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter), and Min Jin Lee (Pachinko) discuss the challenges they faced when offering a new perspective on specific historical moment. Moderated by Isaac Fitzgerald, books editor at Buzzfeed.

Windham-Campbell Festival

Ancestors: Where Do We Come From and Why Do We Care I will be moderating a panel featuring Maya Jasanoff, Erna Brodber, Ashleigh Young, and Ali Cobby Eckerman. 

Tokyo: Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan

Book Break: PACHINKO In Conversation with Motoko Rich, the Tokyo Bureau Chief of The New York Times.    For Book Break tickets (Conversation & Dinner), please go to: Tel. +81-3-3211-3161

Brisbane Writers Festival: Sunday Panel

From Across the Sea: Min Jin Lee, Peter Polites and Melanie Cheng explore the experience of immigration across generations.

Brisbane Writers Festival: Saturday Literary Salon

What would the world look like if we did not have writers? In this special Brisbane Writers Festival Literary Salon, great writers will contemplate how they, and others in their field contribute to the world. Join them for an evening of big ideas. With Rutger Bregman, Richard Glover, Benjamin Law, Adrian Levy, and Min Jin Lee.

Brisbane Writers Festival: Friday Panel

How does the past impact the future? Find out how fiction can explore the impact of intergenerational trauma, and how writing about it may be cathartic. With Nir Baram, Dr. Sandra Philips, Claire Coleman, and Min Jin Lee.

Brisbane Writers Festival: University of Queensland Writer-in-Residence

Conversation at the Fryer Library with Professor Anna Johnston at 3PM Conversation at WRIT3000 Creative Writing: Advanced Project with Professor Melissa Fagan at 5pm

Melbourne Writers Festival 2017: Sunday—PACHINKO

Min Jin Lee discusses her novel PACHINKO with Jessica Alice, Program Manager of the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Melbourne Writers Festival 2017: Saturday—Panel

Living in Trump’s America with Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Micah White and Min Jin Lee

Nantucket: Mitchell’s Book Corner

Reading & Book Signing

Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival (Sunday PACHINKO Event)

Introduced by Ambassador Caroline Kennedy 11:45am-12:30pm PACHINKO with Min Jin Lee. Chilmark Community Center Campus, Stonewall Tent  12:30-1:00pm Book Signing   

Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival (Saturday Fiction Panel)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017: 3:00PM-3:55PM Panel Discussion: “Fitting In: Friendship and Identity” With authors Julie Buntin, Min Jin Lee, Danzy Senna, and Deborah Tannen

Cape Cod: Literary Luncheon

Hosted at The Wequassett Resort and the independent bookseller Where the Sidewalk Ends Bookstore & Children’s Annex.  

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

A Conversation with Susan L. Shin, Esq.  Private Event

Washington, D.C.: East City Bookshop

Co-sponsored by Introduction by Editor in Chief of Origins, Dini Karasik   In Conversation with Cecilia Kang Cecilia Kang is a DC-based national correspondent at The New York Times, with a focus on technology. She previously covered technology for The Washington Post, where her stories on in-app purchases led to federal charges against Google, Apple, and Amazon. Cecilia has covered race and immigration for the San Jose Mercury News and was the bureau chief for AP-Dow Jones in South Korea during the nation’s debt crisis and election of the first civilian president, Kim Dae-Jung.

YaleWomen D.C.

Private Event.   In Conversation with novelist Eugenia Kim. Eugenia Kim’s novel, The Calligrapher’s Daughter, won Borders’ Original Voices Award, was a Washington Post Best Historical Novel, and an Amazon UK #3 bestseller. She is the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow at Millay Colony, and a fellow at Yaddo, MacDowell, Hedgebrook, and others. She teaches at Fairfield University’s MFA program.

Paul Weiss, Washington, D.C.

In Conversation with Alex Y. Oh, Esq. Private Event

Sayers & Doers

Talks by Google’s in-house entrepreneur Paulita David, business consultant and philosopher Christian Madsbjerg, innovative journalist and robotics and human augmentation futurist Adam Piore, and me. For tickets, please go to


Private Event

Hay Festival

  Hay-On-Wye, Wales In Conversation with Julianne Pachico, author of THE LUCKY ONES. The conversation chaired by Lena de Casparis, Culture Director of ELLE UK. 

Dublin: Pat Kenny on Newstalk National Radio

Live interview with Pat Kenny.

European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

A Conversation  with Larry Sherwin, Director of Communications of EBRD

London: Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival

A Conversation with Erica Wagner and Min Jin Lee “Reflections on the East Asian 20th Century” “The winter following Japan’s invasion of Manchuria was a difficult one. Biting winds sheared through the small boarding house, and the women stuffed cotton in between the fabric layers of their garments. This thing called the Depression was found everywhere in the world, the lodgers said frequently during meals, repeating what they’d overheard from the men at the market who could read newspapers.

Millbrook Literary Festival

Yale Club of New York City

A Conversation with author Will Schwalbe. Will Schwalbe has worked in publishing (currently with Macmillan); in new media (as founder of, and as a journalist.  His previous book, The End Of Your Life Book Club, spent twelve weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in hardcover and paperback. He is also the author with David Shipley of Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better. His newest title, Books for Living, describes the role that books can play in our lives and shows how a few specific books that Schwalbe champions can help us live each day more fully and with more meaning.

Jersey City Public Library

In Conversation with Alex Chang. Event is FREE, but please RSVP if possible: Location: Biblioteca Criolla at the Main Library 4th Floor 201-547-4541 Books sold by Word Books. Pre-order books:

The Cosmopolitan Club

In Conversation with Stephana Bottom, writer, food stylist, developer and Owner of Bottom Food Works

Center for Marketing Intelligence: Interpublic Group

Asian Pacific American History Month In Conversation with Theresa Thanjan, Co-Program Lead, Asian Heritage Group Advisory Board and Account Services Manager of IPG, Center for Marketing Intelligence Private Event

Crowell & Moring LLP

Private Event In Conversation with Melanie Priddy, Senior Director of Diversity & Professional Development

Down Town Association

In Conversation with Deb Kopinski. Debbie Kopinski lived in Japan for 14 years, as a teacher of English at colleges and language schools. Her main passion is ikebana, having just received her Riji certification, the highest level in Sogetsu Ikebana, and the Sogetsu Overseas Akane Teshigahara Award. Her second current passion is genealogy in the DAR.

Short Stories Bookshop

In Conversation with Jane Z. Quinn.

Book the Writer


Literary Quest: Tenement Museum Edition: Festival audiences are invited to readings in the apartments of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, with Laurie Anderson, Teju Cole, Jennifer Egan, Vivian Gornick, Min Jin Lee, Lisa Ko and Mariposa who draw inspiration from the historic family dwellings. (Lower East Side Tenement Museum; Wednesday, May 3) This is a ticketed event for $25. The event is free for members of the Tenement Museum.

JP Morgan

A Celebration of Asian Pacific American History Month: A Conversation with Carlos Monteagudo, Executive Director and Recruiting Manager of JP Morgan.  Sponsored by the ASPIRE Business Resource Group  

Papercuts JP: Independent Bookstore Day (Parts 1 & 2)

Part 1: Min Jin Lee will be a bookseller for a day at Papercuts JP to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2017. Drink, snag swag and hang out with Kate, Katie and Min (who may go by the name Kat that day so she can feel right at home). (From 10am-6pm) Part 2: In the evening, there will be a Papercuts JP Conversation & Book signing for PACHINKO. Min Jin Lee in conversation with very cool undergraduates, Bo Seo and Nancy Ko.

Benefit for Asian Women’s Giving Circle

In Conversation with Dr. Shinhee Han. Introduced by Hali Lee, the Founder and Executive Director of AWGC. 6pm The event is $20.00 at the door for the benefit of the Asian Women’s Giving Circle. Please RSVP on the link below.

The New York Public Library: Immigrant Stories

A discussion featuring Min Jin Lee, the author of Pachinko and Simon Winchester that examines how writers are humanizing the experience of immigration.  This is a #OneBookNY Event at NYPL. This is a free event, but please register below.   

Behind the Book

A Reading to support the literacy nonprofit Behind the Book.  Behind the Book is a small literacy nonprofit that gets kids excited about reading by connecting them with contemporary writers and illustrators.  Working with low-income students in the 1st-12th grades, we bring authors and their books into individual classrooms in curriculum-based programs that incorporate direct and sustained interaction between students and authors.   In workshop fashion, students do original writing; in elementary school, students create illustrated books.

Bedford Book Club

Pete’s Candy Store: Pete’s Reading Series

Curated and hosted by Brian Gresko and Jillian Capewell. Featuring Katie Kitamura, Priscilla Becker, and Min Jin Lee. With WORD Bookshop.

New York Society Library

In Conversation with Jeannette Watson Sanger, former proprietor of Books & Co and Lenox Hill Bookstore; Trustee of the New York Society Library and a Director of the New York Open Center; and Level 4 practitioner of Healing Touch and certified Laughter Leader.  Booksellers provided by The Corner Bookstore

Savoy Bookshop and Cafe: Westerly, Rhode Island

In Conversation with Nancy Burns-Fusaro of the Westerly Sun (This event is the new rescheduled date after the Feb date was canceled due to a snow storm.)

The White Hart Inn

In conversation with Joe Donahue of NPR/WAMC. Sponsored by Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck, New York, and the Scoville Library

Tenement Museum, New York City

In Conversation with Ken Chen, the Executive Director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Ken Chen is the recipient of the Yale Younger Poets Prize for his poetry collection Juvenilia. 

The Institute Library

In conversation with Cyd and Mark Oppenheimer. Cyd is the host of Book Talk WNNH. Cyd has been an English teacher, education advocate, criminal defense attorney, and policy analyst. Mark is an award winning writer and scholar. He is a contributing opinion writer for The Los Angeles Times and has a weekly podcast Unorthodox, produced by Tablet magazine. He is the author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door and Thirteen and a Day.

New Jersey Launch at Barnes & Noble

A Conversation with Leena Kim Leena Kim is an Assistant Editor at Town & Country, the oldest continually published magazine in America, where she covers the arts, culture, travel, weddings, and real estate.

Women of Letters: Joe’s Pub of The Public Theater

Women of Letters is everyone’s favorite literary salon! Every month, New York’s best and brightest women come together on stage to celebrate the lost art of letter writing. Expect laughter, tears, and camaraderie as host Sofija Stefanovic welcomes guests reading “A letter to my taboo”. Together on stage for the first time ever: Bestselling writer and author of Pachinko MIN JIN LEE        Acclaimed comic, writer, and host of NPR’s Ask Me Another OPHIRA EISENBERG

Elliott Bay Book Company

In Conversation with Gina Breuer Hadley, Co-founder of The Second Shift

Stanford Bookstore

Stanford Parents’ Weekend: In Conversation with Professor Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Joseph S. Atha Professor in the Humanities, Professor of English, Director of American Studies. Dr. Fishkin is the award winning author, editor or co-editor of over forty books. Her most recent book is WRITING AMERICA: LITERARY LANDMARKS FROM WALDEN PIND TO WOUNDED KNEE. She is the editor of the 29 volume Oxford Mark Twain (Oxford University Press).

Copperfield’s Books

Lit Night Series: In Conversation with Calvin Crosby, the Executive Director of Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA). Calvin served as the president of the board of NCIBA and worked for over two decades at both Book Passage and Books Inc. Most recently, he served as the sales and marketing director of McSweeney’s. 


In Conversation with Mark Sarvas, author of novels Harry, Revised and the forthcoming Memento Park. Sarvas is also a literary critic and the creator of the highly acclaimed literary blog The Elegant Variation.

Savannah Book Festival 2017

Min Jin Lee discusses PACHINKO at 9AM.

Book Passage

Conversation with Elaine Petrocelli, co-founder and president of Book Passage

The Booksmith, San Francisco

In Conversation with Oscar Villalon, the Managing Editor of Zyzzyva and Contributing Editor of LitHub. Oscar Villalon is the former book editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and member of the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle. His writings have appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, The Believer and his reviews have aired on KQED’s The California Report.


Tattered Cover Book Store

Conversation with Adam Lerner, Chief Animator of Museum of Contemporary Art Denver Pachinko is Tattered Cover’s February Autographed Book Club Selection.

Odyssey Bookshop

In Conversation with Joan Grenier, President and Owner of Odyssey Bookshop. 

Harvard Book Store

In Conversation with Jeannie Suk Gersen, John H. Watson Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and author of At Home in the Law,  A Light Inside, and Postcolonial Paradoxes in French Caribbean Writing. She is a Contributing Writer  for The New Yorker.

Savoy Bookshop & Cafe

Conversation with Annie Philbrick, American Booksellers Association Board member and co-owner of Bank Street Books and Savoy Books.

Brooklyn Launch at Greenlight Bookstore

In Conversation with Harold Augenbraum. Harold is Franke Visiting Fellow at the Whitney Humanities Center of Yale University. For twelve years, he was Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards. He has translated, among other works, Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca’s Chronicle of the Narváez Expedition and the Filipino novelist José Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. In 2012, the University of Texas Press published his co-translation (with Ilan Stavans) of The Plain in Flames by Juan Rulfo and in 2013 Penguin Classics published his edition of the Collected Poems of Marcel Proust.

New York City Launch: Barnes & Noble Upper East Side

In Conversation with Meg Wolitzer, author of The Interestings, The Wife, The Ten-Year Nap and The Uncoupling.

Literary Death Match: Brooklyn

Part Literary event, part comedy show, part game show, Literary Death Match brings together four of today’s finest writers to compete in an edge-of-your-seat read-off critiqued by three celebrity judges, and concluded by a slapstick showdown to decide the ultimate champion.   Judges: Heben Nigatu, writer of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert; co-host Another Round podcast; Akilah Hughes, comedian, improviser writer and masterful Youtuber; Roy Wood, Jr., comedian and correspondent on the The Daily Show; and Carson Kressley, designer, actor and fashion expert.

American Library Association Midwinter Conference: Author Book Talk Luncheon

Featuring authors Anita Shreve, Karen Dionne, Elizabeth Kostova, Joshilyn Jackson, and Min Jin Lee Sponsored by United for Libraries

The Center for Fiction

The Modern Family: A panel discussion with Sonya Chung, Tanwi Nandini Islam, Alden Jones, and Min Jin Lee about the importance of representing a broad spectrum of families in fiction.

Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Fall Discovery Show

NCIBA Author Buzz Lunch with authors Bassem Youssef, Hannah Tinti, Lisa See, Bianca Bosker, Jeff Chang, Shanthi Sekaran, and Min Jin Lee

Hachette Book Club Brunch

Hachette Book Group’s 5th Annual Book Club Brunch 10am-2.30pm A Day for Readers, featuring: Jane Hamilton, Robert Hicks, Bowyn Ivey, Julissa Arce, Amy Dickinson, D. Watkins, Beth Macy and Min Jin Lee. Book Club Discussion with Min Jin Lee and her editor Deb Futter about the forthcoming novel PACHINKO at 1.50-2.30pm. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE JOIN THE WAITLIST

French Institute Alliance Francaise - CineSalon Series: Beyond the Ingenue

“Pauline at the Beach” by Eric Rohmer, Introduced by Min Jin Lee

43rd Annual New England Independent Booksellers Association Fall Conference

NEIBA Author Breakfast With authors Francine Prose, Mark Slouka, Sabaa Tahir and Min Jin Lee

Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Discovery Show

SIBA Kick-off Lunch

Asian American Writers’ Workshop—THE STORY OF HONG GILDONG

THE STORY OF HONG GILDONG (Penguin Classics 2016) translated by Professor Minsoo Kang Impressions of this seminal Korean story by Minsoo Kang, Marie G. Lee and Min Jin Lee

Pen America/Strand Books

KA Stories

Korean Community Center Gala

Korean Community Center Gala Keynote Address by Min Jin Lee: “The Power of My Mother’s and Father’s Stories”

Korean Community Center Gala

Keynote Address by Min Jin Lee: “The Power of My Mother’s and Father’s Stories”

Race, Ethnicity, and the American Writer: A Conversation with Novelist Min Jin Lee

February 25, 2016, THURSDAY at 4pm A Public Dialogue with Professor Matthew Jacobson and Novelist Min Jin Lee Sponsored by the Ethnicity, Race and Migration Program at Yale University Professor Matthew Jacobson is the William Roberston Coe Professor of American Studies & History and Professor of African American Studies. Professor Jacobson is the author of What Have they Built You to Do?: The Manchurian Candidate and Cold War America, (with Gaspar Gonzalez, 2006), Roots Too: White Ethnic Revival in Post–Civil Rights America (2005), Barbarian Virtues: The United States Encounters Foreign Peoples at Home and Abroad, 1876–1917 (2000), Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race (1998), and Special Sorrows: The Diasporic Imagination of Irish, Polish, and Jewish Immigrants in the United States (1995).

Harvard Law School—APALSA National Conference 2013 —FEBRUARY 23, 2013, SATURDAY

19th Annual National Conference on Law and Public Policy: Harvard Law School APALSA FEBRUARY 23, 2013, Saturday. Politics & Government Panel 2.30 Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School

Erica Jong and Contributors Daphne Merkin, Min Jin Lee and Susan Kinsolving

Hear from the author who brought you FEAR OF FLYING, whose latest compilation of essays by contributors like Gail Collins, Liz Smith, and Min Jin Lee, tackle the ever so elusive question: What do women really want? In the free, unfettered spirit of THE BITCH IN THE HOUSE, SUGAR IN MY BOWL explores the bedroom lives of women with daring, wit, intelligence, and candor. The event is FREE and open to the public.


MAY 19, 2010, WEDNESDAY Lecture, Min Jin Lee, author of FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES and columnist of THE CHOSUN ILBO Hosted by Professor Fukuko Kobayashi 2.45pm


KOREAN LITERATURE TRANSLATION INSTITUTE: Seoul International Writers’ Conference Wonderspace, House of Literature, Seoul, South Korea Fiction Public Reading on Monday, May 10, 2010: 2.30pm Kim Ae-ran Hallgrimur Helgason Park Hyoung-su Junot Diaz Jeong Chan Leena Krohn Fiction Public Reading on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 3.30pm Bae Suah Min Jin Lee Pyun Hye-young Andrey Kurkov


The Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature (KAFSEL) and The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA) International Conference: WOMEN, DISPLACEMENT AND CULTURAL IDENTITY June 12-13, 2009 EWHA WOMANS UNIVERSITY, Seoul, South Korea Ewha Campus Complex (ECC), Room B142 June 12, 2009, Friday Special Colloquy: 1:00-2:30PM “Women Writing in/of Displacement” Chair: Julie Choi, (Ewha Womans University) Professor, Department of English, Director of Ewha English Program Office and Editor-in-Chief, FEMINIST STUDIES IN ENGLISH LITERATURE


ASIAN AMERICAN AND ASIAN: Writing as Both or Either while Living in Japan A Conversation with Min Jin Lee, Author of FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES and Yuko Matsukawa, Professor of English at Seijo University. Thursday, May 28, 2009 6.30PM-8PM Tokyo American Center 8F, NOF Tameike Bldg. 1-1-14 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052 Tel: 03-5545-7431 This event is open to the public, but please RSVP at: (Please leave your name and contact phone number) or FAX your RSVP to 03-3224-7977

Shanghai International Literary Festival

Sunday, March 22nd “Late Bloomer or Freedom From Failure” Min Jin Lee, author of FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES in conversation with writer Andrew Yang 2PM M on the Bund For Ticket Information: For Information:


Saturday, 14 March at 12:30pm (at M) M Literary Lunch: Free Food for Millionaires—Min Jin Lee exquisitely evokes what it’s like to be an immigrant, and more specifically the child of immigrants. As much as Free Food for Millionaires is an immigrant story, it’s also a story full of class struggle, rugged individualism, social status, and above all, the money haves and have-nots. And, it is an epic meditation on love littered with betrayals, illicit sex, numerous levels of unfaithfulness, surprise twists and unexpected turns of the heart.




A LUNCHEON TO BENEFIT HANDS ON TOKYO Min Jin Lee, author of FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES TICKETED EVENT 12:00PM Voie Lactee, Tomo Museum 10,000 Yen, Three-course luncheon RSVP:

World Women’s Forum

October 22: 2PM-3.30PM “Women’s Lives Mirrored in Literature” Professor Julie Choi, Moderator Authors: Fatima Bhutto, Espido Freire and Min Jin Lee

Book Club Tokyo


Junior League of Richmond

7PM Greater Richmond Convention Center Dan Ariely, PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions Rick Bragg, THE PRINCE OF FROGTOWN Joanne Harris, THE GIRL WITH NO SHADOW Ellie Krieger, THE FOOD YOU CRAVE: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life Min Jin Lee, FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES Cokie Roberts, LADIES OF LIBERTY: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation This is a TICKETED event.


[THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED] Book signing at the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Booth 12PM-6PM Union Square Park


Reading & Q&A 7PM 9 College St. South Hadley, MA 01705


Reading and Q&A 7PM 1256 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138


Naomi Epel Invites You to An Asian Fusion Feast with Author Min Jin Lee April 30, 2008 6.30PM PONZU RESTAURANT 415 775 7979 401 Taylor Street San Francisco Cost: $95 per person or $175 per couple AIWF & Asia Society members receive a discounted rate of $90 per person or $170 per couple (Includes tax, tip & autographed copy of FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES) For tickets: call BOOK PASSAGE: 415-927-0960 x 1 or naomi@observationdeck.

Books Inc. Laurel Village

Reading and Q&A 7PM 3515 California Street Laurel Village, San Francisco FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES is a BOOKS INC. FIRST FICTION BOOK CLUB selection.


Reading and Q&A 7:30PM 7812 Girard Avenue La Jolla, CA 92037


FIRST FICTION: STARTING OUT Moderator: Bernadette Murphy Panelists: Julie Buxbaum, Rebecca Johnson, Min Jin Lee and Mark Sarvas 10AM UCLA, Westwood, CA Young Hall CS 50 Book Signing to follow


A conversation with Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Professor English and Director of the Program in American Studies, Stanford University and Min Jin Lee STANFORD BOOKSTORE 5.15pm THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

loyola Marymount University

A Conversation with Professor Dionne Bennett and Min Jin Lee Department of African American Studies “WOMEN OF COLOR: FAITH, FRIENDSHIP and CREATIVE EXPRESSION” 5:30PM Loyola Marymount University University Hall 1000 THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


Reading and Q&A 6PM ALABAMA BOOKSMITH 2626 19th Place Homewood, AL 35209


Reading and Q&A 7.30PM Bal Harbour Shops 9700 Collins Avenue Bal Harbour, FLA 33154 305-864-4241


A Conversation with Andrew Getman and Min Jin Lee about FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES. Reading and Q&A Curated by Tony Ritchie 7PM OLSSON’S BOOKS & RECORDS 1307 19th Street NW Washington, DC 20036

New Canaan, Connecticut

ELM STREET BOOKS at THE NEW CANAAN LIBRARY 151 Main Street 7.30PM Please note that both the date and venue have been changed.


Immigrant Heritage Week 2008 April 15, Tuesday 4PM “On Becoming a Novelist: Writing FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES” The International Immigrants Foundation The Immigrant’s Building 7 West 44th St. 2nd Floor THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  


Upstairs at the Square hosted by KATHERINE LANPHER with musical guest, Mike Doughty and Min Jin Lee 7PM Barnes & Nobles, Union Square, New York, New York 33 East 17th St.

Columbia University: Institute for Research on Women & Gender

Friday, March 28, 2008 Social Hall at Union Theological Seminary 3041 Broadway at 121st St. 2:00PM-8PM FEAR OF FLYING by Erica Jong: A Retrospective Consideration with Marianne Hirsch, Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University and Michael Ryan, Columbia University Libraries. 2.15-3.45PM FEAR OF FLYING at 35 Moderated by Natalie Kampen, Barnard Center for Research on Women Susan R. Suleiman, writer and critic, Harvard University Shelley Fisher Fishkin, writer and critic, Standford University Aoibheann Sweeney, novelist, CUNY Graduate Center

Book Club, New York City

Book Club: FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES Host: Ellen Blau Private Event

Hamilton College

Fillius Events Barn Reading and Q&A 8PM Professor Tina May Hall, Department of Creative Writing Min Jin Lee, Author of Free Food for Millionaires

Cosmopolitan Club, February 26, 2008

Private Event

Book Club, Princeton



WRITERS RESPOND TO READERS 2008 Tattered Cover Bookstore (Historic LoDo) Saturday, 9AM-5PM Tahmima Anam, A GOLDEN AGE Samantha Hunt, THE INVENTION OF EVERYTHING ELSE Heidi Julavits, THE USES OF ENCHANTMENT Min Jin Lee, FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES Tickets: $50.00 per person Reservations accepted by phone only after January 7th: 303-322-1965, ext. 2739 (Please leave a name and telephone number. Space is limited and they cannot accept more than two reservations per call.

Colony Club

New Novelists Forum Curated by Jeannette Watson Sanger and moderated by Jackie Weld Drake James Collins, Author of BEGINNER’S GREEK and Min Jin Lee, Author of FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES PRIVATE EVENT


Korean American Community Foundation and the Asian Women’s Giving Circle sponsor: A Public Conversation with Kyung Yoon and Min Jin Lee about FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES Tuesday, 6.30PM-8.30PM SHIN CHOI BOUTIQUE in SOHO 119 Mercer Street, between Spring and Prince Seating is limited: Please RSVP to John Rhee or 201-670-1198

Miami Book Fair

Miami Book Fair


Reading and Q&A with Min Jin Lee, author of FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES With Yoonmee Chang, Assistant Professor of English, George Mason University Reception 5.30-6.30PM Program: 6.30PM U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies The Johns Hopkins University Co-sponsored by Korean-American Coalition of DC

Loyola Marymount University

Media Migrations: Gender, Representation and Cultural Movement(s) Time: 3-4.30PM Moderator and Discussant: Dionne Bennett, Ph.D. Dept. of African American Studies Frederick Moten, Ph.D. Dept. of English, USC Nicole Hodges, Doctoral Student, Department of American Studies and Ethncity, USC Min Jin Lee, Author of Free Food for Millionaires

University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

Asian American Cultural Center slAAM! Book Club Reading and Q&A with Min Jin Lee venue: University of Connecticut Co-Op Book Store TIME: 4.30PM Public Event

Yale University

October 25 and 26th Reading and Q&A and the American Studies Salon Professor Matthew F. Jacobson, Ph.D., Chairman of the American Studies Department

Happy Ending Music and Reading Series Curated by Amanda Stern

Series’ Curator: Amanda Stern with Roy Kesey, Min Jin Lee and Benjamin Percy

The Collegiate School

Private Event

Odyssey Bookshop

Reading and Q&A 7PM

Bunch of Grapes, August 1

Buttonwood Books, July 31

Dinner with the Author at Buttonwood Books Reservations and Tickets are required. A light dinner (wraps), wine/soft drink, dessert and coffee will be served. $7 per person. Please call Buttonwood to reserve your seat: 781-383-2665

Bluestockings, New York City

Contributors to WSQ: WOMEN’S STUDIES QUARTERLY: Rebecca Wolff, poet and the editor of FENCE and Min Jin Lee, author of FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES. Time: 7PM

Burgundy Books, July 14th

Barnes & Noble, July 11th

Conversation with David Henry Hwang, the Tony-award winning playwright of M. BUTTERFLY and the OBIE-award winner for GOLDEN CHILD.

Politics and Prose, July 2nd

Dutton’s Brentwood Bookstore, June 26

Sedge Thomson’s WEST COAST LIVE

Sedge Thomson’s West Coast Live: San Francisco’s Live Radio Show to the World. Nigel Walker, Eat Well Farms, with his rooster; Crystal Zevon, “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead; Mike Greensill; and Min Jin Lee: FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES. Please note that this is a ticketed event. For tickets: 415-664-9500 or Ticketweb.

Books Inc. San Francisco, CA

Friday Fiction Series Time: 7PM Opera Plaza 601 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 415-776-1111

Book Passage, June 22nd

Asia Society of Northern California and Green Apple Books

Asia Society of Northern California and Green Apple Books: Meet the Author Asia Society of Northern California Conference Room 500 Washington St. (at Sansome) San Francisco, CA Registration: 5:30PM ($5 for Members and Students/$10 for Non-members: Sushi and Wine Reception to Follow) Program: 6:00PM For information: Please contact Robert Bullock, Assistant Director for Programs 415-421-8707 Books will be made available for sale by co-sponsor GREEN APPLE BOOKS

The PAGE Series at The National Arts Club

The PAGE Series at The National Arts Club (Hosted by Fran Gordon and Wah-Ming Chang) Helena Maria Viramontes, Manuel Munoz and Min Jin Lee Please note that THIS EVENT IS AT 7PM and not at 7.30 as previously posted. Apols.

Borders, Fort Lee, New Jersey

Mo Pitkin’s June 4th

Reading, hosted by Leigh Newman and Emilie Stewart

BookExpo America

May 31-June 3 Saturday, June 2, Author Signing 11AM Tantor Audio Booth No. 2268 Sunday, June 3, Author Signing 11AM Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group USA Booth

Asia Society - May 22nd,  2007

Meet the Author : Min Jin Lee: Free Food For Millionaires Conversation with Harold Augenbraum, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation Auditorium, Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Ave, New York Cost: $7 students w/ID/seniors; $10 members; $12 nonmembers

In the Flesh Reading Series, May 16th

In the Flesh Reading Series with Rachel Kramer Bussel @Happy Endings Lounge 302 Broome St. NYC (B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey)

KGB Bar, april 13th

With Jami Attenberg, Pauls Toutonghi and Darin Strauss

Class of 2007 Reading Series @ Boxcar Lounge

(Hosted by Jami Attenberg) Joshua Ferris, Felicia Sullivan, Annie Choi, and Min Jin Lee @ 8 PM