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"To capture a parent’s hidden story, practice patience — and let the tears flow," NPR Life Kit, 11 July 2024

A Conversation with Min Jin Lee - Y. T. Hwang Family Foundation Series on Ethics & Common Values, The Korea Society, 8 May 2024

Min Jin Lee, Porochista Khakpour, and Other Authors Share the Women Writers Who Inspire Their WorkCultured Mag, 20 March 2024

TWQ Mini: Min Jin Lee on late-blooming, spending money, creating communities of care, and more!, The Write Question, 16 March 2024


Author Min Jin Lee Reveals the Unique Quality That Make Audiobooks So Powerful, Spotify Newsroom, 9 November 2023

Pachinko author Min Jin Lee, a quintessential New YorkerSeungyeon Cho, 25 October 2023

Min Jin Lee Still Believes in Truth, The Millions, September 2023


Min Jin Lee’s #AWP23 Keynote Address with Nancy Pearl, The Writer's Chronicle (Volume 56, Number 1), September 2023

Dua Lipa in Conversation With Min Jin Lee, Author of Pachinko, Service95 Book Club, July 2023

Ann Curry with Min Jin Lee, PBS Arts Talk, July 2023.


"Women writing family sagas: Min Jin Lee and Elif Safak explore the themes of love, identity, and belonging," BBC Sounds: The Conversation, June 2023


"李敏金谈全知视角、理解他人与教育的意义 [Min Jin Lee Talks about Omniscient Perspective, Understanding Others and the Significance of Education]Shanghai Review of Books, June 2023

"Author Min Jin Lee: ‘Dua Lipa and Beyoncé give me hope for the next generation’," Financial Times, April 2023

"Min Jin Lee on the Relationship Between Language and Power," LitHub, March 2023

Sam Fragoso TalkEasy Podcast, March 2023


“Design Matters: Min Jin Lee,” Print Magazine, December 2022

“Pachinko author Min Jin Lee: ‘I don’t want approval’,The New StatesmanNovember 2022

"Cultural Bereavement: Naming the Grief Refugees May Feel," The New York Times, October 2022.

Dua Lipa: At Your Service Podcast, "Min Jin Lee - S2 EP2," September 2022

Min Jin Lee's "Author Picks" for McNally Jackson Bookstore, August 2022.

"'Pachinko' author Min Jin Lee on wrapping up trilogy about Korean life," The Washington Post, August 2022.

"Min Jin Lee on Justice for Asian Americans," The Meteor, May 2022.

"Min Jin Lee wants to keep building on the Asian-American experience in real life and on the page,” The 19th, May 2022

“Why ‘Pachinko’ Author Min Jin Lee Is Still Afraid of Failure,”  The Wall Street Journal, May 2022

"History, Storytelling, and Asian American Identity: A Conversation with Min Jin Lee," The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, April 2022.

"What Min Jin Lee Wants Us to See," The New Yorker, February 2022.

"What Politicos Are Reading This Summer," Politico, July 2021.

"A Ranked Choice Cheat Sheet," Curbed, June 2021.

“‘Maybe you and I can share a little bit of a world together’: Min Jin Lee on creating her world,” The Williams Record, May 2021

"100 Women of Color Remember Their First Encounter with Racism – And How They Overcame It," Oprah Daily, March 2021.

"Tales of Racism and Sexism, From 3 Leading Asian-American Women," The New York Times, March 2021.

"We Asked Some of Our Favorite People What They'd Put in a 2020 Time Capsule," Mother Jones, December 2020.

"Min Jin Lee on the 'deep moral conscience' of 'The Great Gatsby,'" The Boston Globe, December 2020.

"What Books Should Biden Read? We Asked 22 Writers," The New York Times, December 2020.

"The books authors loved to read in a year of living precariously," The Sydney Morning Herald, December 2020.

In Conversation with Sayaka Murata, Bungeishunju Magazine, September 2020.

"What Books Best Capture the Immigrant Experience?"The Wall Street Journal, May 2020.

"Angry Reader of the Week: Min Jin Lee," Angry Asian Man, February 2020.

"An Interview with Min Jin Lee," The Believer, October 2019.

"Writer Min Jin Lee on Life as an Immigrant at Elite Colleges – and in America," WBUR On Point, June 2019.

“The Illogical, Irrational, Luxurious Dream of Min Jin Lee,”  Harvard Crimson, May 2019

"An Interview with Min Jin Lee," Burdock, 2018.

"Food & Writing with Min Jin Lee," The Inquisitive Eater: Anthology, 2018

“What Pachinko Author Min Jin Lee Can’t Live Without,” New York Magazine, August 2018

Frederick Douglass 200 Interview: "Min Jin Lee: 'History has failed almost everybody who is ordinary'"The Guardian, August 2018.

"'Choose the important over the urgent,' and more writing advice from Min Jin Lee," PBS, July 2018.

"What Writers Can Take Away from the Bible," The Atlantic "By Heart," December 2017.


“Interview with Min Jin Lee: Ordinary History and Pachinko,”  Hyphen Magazine,  October 2017

"Min Jin Lee on the untold story of Koreans in Japan," CBC Radio Writers & Company, October 2017.

"The Book Show #1506 – Min Jin Lee," WAMC, May 2017. 

"Min Jin Lee – Pachinko Author of the Week on Radio Gorgeous with Donna Freed," Radio Gorgeous, May 2017.

"Min Jin Lee and Julianne Pachico Talk to Lena de Casparis," Hay Festival, May 2017.

"Róisín Meets Podcast: Author Min Jin Lee on being rejected and taking her time to write," The Irish Times, May 2017.

"Novelist Min Jin Lee on the 'Eternal Foreignness' of Being Asian American," Asia Society, May 2017.

Asian American Life Interview, CUNY TV, May 2017.

"The Story Behind the Book: Korean immigrants struggle in hostile Japan," The Boston Globe, April 2017.

"Q&A with Min Jin Lee: On History, Survival & Intimacy," Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center & Bloom Magazine, March 2017. 

"Interview with Min Jin Lee," Reading Women Podcast, March 2017.

Books & Arts (Australia), RN ABC, March 2017.

"Episode 93: Min Jin Lee on the History of Korean Families in Japan," Lit Up Podcast, March 2017.

"'Pachinko' author Min Jin Lee on how Japan's ethnic Koreans keep beating the odds," The Japan Times, March 2017.

"The World Is an Unfair Place: An Interview with Min Jin Lee," PopMatters, March 2017.

Otherppl with Brad Listi Podcast: Episode 455, March 2017.

"One Korean Family, Four Generations Later," WNYC The Leonard Lopate Show, February 2017.

PW Radio 213Publishers Weekly Radio, February 2017.

"Good Minds Suggest: Min Jin Lee's Favorite Books That Define Love," Goodreads, February 2017.

"Q&A: Min Jin Lee Talks Korea, Family, and Why Writing About Sex Is Difficult," The National Book Review, February 2017.

"'Pachinko' Is A Family Saga of Exile, Discrimination ...  And Japanese Pinball," NPR Morning Edition, February 2017.

"Min Jin Lee Discusses her New Novel," The New York Times Book Review Podcast, February 2017.

Interview with Adam Morgan, BookPage cover story, February 2017.

"The PEN Ten with Min Jin Lee," PEN America, January 2017.

"Min Jin Lee: Identity, Love, and Exile: An Interview by Dini Karasik," Origins Journal, January 2017.

"Interview with Editor and Novelist Hannah Tinti," One Story.

"Why Min Jin Lee's New Novel 'Pachinko' Took 30 Years to Write," Chicago Review of Books, May 2016.

“Junot Diaz and Min Jin Lee on Writer Origins,”  Asian American Writers’ WorkshopJuly 2012

"A Korean Voice," The Wall Street Journal, April 2009. 

"Interview with Min Jin Lee," Fallout NYC, May 2008.

"Min Jin Lee on Leaders, Good Girls and the Discomforts of Wealth," The Wall Street Journal, February 2008.


"Q&A with Min Jin Lee, Author of Free Food for Millionaires," Everyday I Write the Book, November 2007.

"Q&A with Novelist Min Jin Lee," 55 Secret Street, July 2007.

"The Asian-American Trollope," Newsweek, July 2007.

"Min Jin Lee," Writer interviews, July 2007.

"Author Min Jin Lee: 'Free Food for Millionaires," NPR Tell Me More, July 2007.

"On the Shelf with Min Jin Lee," living read girl, May 2007

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