The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Celebrity Lectures

Min Jin Lee: Writing and the Korean Wave

Thursday, May 2, 2024
7:00 pm–8:00 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161) and Online
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In-Person $40 / $50
Livestream $20 / $25

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Add to Calendar 2024-05-02 19:00:00 2024-05-02 20:00:00 Min Jin Lee: Writing and the Korean Wave 05/02/2024, 7–8 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Take an in-depth look at what inspires award-winning author Min Jin Lee. Known for her bestselling novels Free Food for Millionaires (2007) and Pachinko (2017), Lee uses her fiction to explore the intersections of race, ethnicity, immigration, class, religion, gender, and identity of diasporic people.

Min Jin Lee is a professor at Amherst College and a recipient of fiction fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her writings have appeared in the New Yorker, the Times of London, and the Wall Street Journal. She served as a columnist for the Chosun Ilbo, the leading newspaper of South Korea. Pachinko was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and has been translated into over 35 languages. It is now a series on Apple TV+.

In conversation with Min Hyoung Song, Professor and Department Chair of English, Boston College. 

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The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Celebrity Lectures are funded by the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation.