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Min Jin Lee (born 1968) is a Korean American writer whose work frequently deals with Korean American topics. She is the author of the novel Free Food for Millionaires (2007) and Pachinko (2017).
Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea.
Her family came to the United States in 1976, when she was seven years old, and she grew up in Elmhurst, Queens, New York. Her parents owned a wholesale jewelry store there. As a new immigrant, she spent much time at Queen's library, where she learned to read and write. She attended the Bronx High School of Science, and later studied history at Yale College and law at Georgetown University Law Center. She also worked as a corporate lawyer in New York for several years before becoming a writer. She lived in Japan for four years from 2007 to 2011. Lee lives in New York with her son, Sam, and her husband, Christopher Duffy, who is half-Japanese.
The works that most influence her as a writer are, "Middlemarch" by George Eliot, "Cousin Bette" by Honoré de Balzac, and the Bible.
Lee also served three consecutive seasons as a "Morning Forum" English-language columnist of South Korea's newspaper Chosun Ilbo.
She has also lectured about writing, literature, and politics at Columbia, Tufts, Loyola Marymount University, Stanford, Johns... read more on Wikipedia
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