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Chang-rae Lee  

New York Times Bestselling Author of "The Surrendered" and "Native Speaker"

A deeply influential writer about race, class and immigrant life in America, Chang-rae Lee has built a dazzling reputation as “a spellbinder” (The Hartford Courant), “a master craftsman” (The Washington Post), and “an original” (the Los Angeles Times). He is the author of Native Speaker, the winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for first fiction; A Gesture Life; Aloft; and The Surrendered, winner of the Dayton Peace Prize and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His other numerous accolades include The New Yorker’s “20 Writers for the 21st Century” and an Asian American Literary Award. He is currently a nominee for the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

His new novel, "On Such a Full Sea," will be published by Riverhead in January 2014. Chang-rae Lee teaches writing at Princeton University.

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