In the stories of Min Jin Lee, Kaitlyn Greenidge, and Lauren Groff, research is a recurring theme.
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Burdock had the honor of interviewing Korean American writer Min Jin Lee while she was working on her third book, AMERICAN HAGWON.

Words by Noël Duan
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“History is the record of human imagination, will and decisions. I cannot imagine a greater team than the women and men of Apple, Media Res, William Morris Entertainment and the brilliant showrunner, Soo Hugh, to translate Pachinko, a novel of history, into a visual story for a global audience,” Lee told The Hollywood Reporter. “I am honored by their faith and feel confident of their powerful and ground-breaking vision in making history anew.”

2018 Notable Books List: Year’s best in fiction, nonfiction and poetry announced.


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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By James Kidd “My writer of the year is Min Jin Lee, whose superb new novel Pachinko was accompanied by a timely reprint of her superb old one, Free Food for Millionaires (2007).” For the complete …
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The Best Books, Shows, Films and Podcasts of 2017 for History Lovers FICTION The year’s best historically inflected fiction offered reflections on wars and family ties across generations. In a year …
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By Lynn Lobash, Manager of Reader Services The end of the year is a natural time to reflect, to take stock. Consequently, there are many “best of” lists this time of year: best movies, best tv, best …
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By Ezra Klein, Editor-at-Large PACHINKO The first sentence of this National Book Award finalist takes no prisoners. “History has failed us, but no matter,” writes Min Jin Lee. I don’t read as much …
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