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Selected publications by Min Jin Lee

Ra Jong-yil Lecture 2024 – A Conversation with Min Jin Lee

Please join us for a conversation with Min Jin Lee, author of the bestselling novel Pachinko (2017). Few literary works have received the global attention that Pachinko has in  recent years as the novel was translated into numerous languages, achieved universal critical acclaim, and spawned an award-winning TV show. In many respects, the book and its author stand at … [Read More]

A look back at some of the books of 2017

This year, I haven’t even come close to keeping up with the volume of newly-published literature in translation, let alone the plethora of new non-fiction. Perhaps to balance my feelings of guilt at falling behind the pace of new publications, I’ve tried to make inroads into my guilt pile in respect of previous years – … [Read More]

Pachinko featured in New York Times

There’s a nice feature on Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko in last weekend’s New York Times. I enjoyed the book myself though never got around to writing a review. It’s a very different work from her first novel, Free Food for Millionaires, which I described as a combination of Sex and the City and Wall Street, and … [Read More]

Sex and the City, Korean-style: a review of Min-Jin Lee’s Free Food for Millionaires

Min-Jin Lee: Free Food for Millionaires (Random House, 2007) I hesitated before packing this two-inch thick paperback into my suitcase for a week’s holiday. The cover design doesn’t give much away — a black top hat and slightly messy collection of different typefaces spelling out a title which leaves a lot to the imagination — … [Read More]