Eve lays out Younghill Kang’s autobiographical immigrant stories and the looming ideological presence of the Japanese occupation of Korea.
Younghill Kang talks to Studs about the growth of himself as an artist and writer and how it intertwines with the passage of history in Korea and the United States
Min Jin Lee breaks down the compulsion she had to write about the Japanese occupation of Korea and how integral it is to fully understand Korean culture.
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Min Jin Lee is a recipient of fellowships in Fiction from the Guggenheim Foundation (2018) and the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard (2018-2019). Her novel Pachinko (2017) was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, a runner-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, winner of the Medici Book Club Prize, and a New York Times 10 Best Books of 2017. In 2018, Lee was named as an Adweek Creative 100 for being one of the “10 Writers and Editors Who are Changing the National Conversation” and a Frederick Douglass 200. She received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Monmouth College. She will be a Writer-in-Residence at Amherst College from 2019-2022.
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