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Starr Forum: Pachinko MIT 34-101, 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge MA 02139
50 Vassar Street
MIT Building 34, Room 101
Cam, MA
(615) 235-8306
October 30, 2018
Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM
Price: Free
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A book talk with Min Jin Lee

Pachinko, a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award in Fiction, “chronicles four generations of an ethnic Korean family, first in Japanese-occupied Korea in the early 20th century, then in Japan itself from the years before World War II to the late 1980s”—New York Times.

About the speakers:
Min Jin Lee, a novelist, is a 2018-2019 recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. She has received the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for Fiction; the Peden Prize from The Missouri Review for Best Story; The Narrative Prize for New and Emerging Writer; and, while at Yale, the Henry Wright Prize for Nonfiction and the James Ashmun Veech Prize for Fiction.

Amy Carleton, joins the talk as a discussant. She holds a PhD in English literature and is a lecturer in MIT's Comparative Media Studies division. Her writing has appeared in various publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and New York Magazine. She is an active contributor to WBUR’s Cognoscenti, including a recent piece: How fiction makes real the suffering of immigrants, in which she explores the impact of Pachinko.

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Starr Forum: Pachinko