An evening with Changrae Lee

LKL reports from the evening with Korean American author Changrae Lee, chaired by Erica Wagner, as part of the Asia House Festival of Asian Literature, 24 May 2010. The Asia House Festival of Asian Literature, now in its fifth year, for the first time included Korean representation this year. With such a title, you might […]

Changrae Lee at Asia House

Some authors read their books aloud well. Others don’t. Unfortunately Changrae Lee reading a passage from The Surrendered didn’t make me want to rush out and buy it. # But it was nice to see Margaret Drabble turn up to listen to him at Asia House tonight. Quite a good turnout. #

Chang-rae Lee: A Gesture Life / Native Speaker

(Granta, 2000) / (Granta, 1995) / A Gesture Life is a beautiful slow-burn novel which examines the relations between Koreans (both victim and collaborator) and Japanese in the wartime comfort stations. Native Speaker is a detective story which also explores the experiences of Korean immigrants in the US. Read A Gesture Life in preference to […]