Chang-rae Lee

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

The New York Times Book Review is wild about On Such a Full Sea

In a rave, front-page review of On Such a Full Sea, The New York Times Book Review declares: “Watching a talented writer take a risk is one of the pleasures of devoted reading, and On Such a Full Sea provides all that and more. . . . Lee has always been preoccupied by the themes of hope and betrayal, by the tensions that arise in small lives in the midst of great social change. His marvelous new book, which imagines a future after the breakdown of our own society takes on those concerns with his customary mastery of quiet detail—and a touch of the fantastic. . . . With On Such a Full Sea, he has found a new way to explore his old preoccupation: ther oft-told tale of the desperate, betraying, lonely human heart.”

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Raves pour in for Chang-rae Lee's On Such a Full Sea

The critics are piling on the praise for Chang-rae Lee's On Such a Full Sea calling it "haunting" (O, the Oprah Magazine) and "riveting" (More), prompting one critic to ask, "Who is a greater novelist than Chang-rae Lee today?" (The Los Angeles Times)

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Behind the Making of the 3-D Deluxe Edition of Chang-Rae Lee's ON SUCH A FULL SEA

It's an exciting day at Riverhead as we celebrate the release of ON SUCH A FULL SEA by Chang-rae Lee! With the help of MakerBot Industries, we created a special, limited edition of the novel The New York Times Book Review calls "marvelous…a timeless exploration of the human condition," with a specially designed 3D slipcase.

Click here to watch the special, groundbreaking edition come to life.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

MakerBot partners with Riverhead to make a 3-D cover for Chang-rae Lee's ON SUCH A FULL SEA

Riverhead Books has teamed up with MakerBot to create a limited-edition 3D printed slipcase for award-winning novelist Chang-rae Lee’s upcoming novel, On Such a Full Sea. The book will be available on January 7th, 2014.

Riverhead art director Helen Yentus and members of the MakerBot team designed the slipcase, and 200 of them will be made with the MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer. Each will include a copy of the book signed by Lee.

To buy one of the exclusive copies, go here!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Chang-rae Lee Nominated for the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature

The Neustadt Prize is the most prestigious international literary award given in the United States, often cited as “the American Nobel,” and is chosen solely on the basis of literary merit. Congrats to Chang-rae Lee on his nomination! To learn more about the award, go here.
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Featured Author : Chang-rae Lee

Chang-rae Lee - Jacket_credit David Burnett 

Chang-rae Lee

About the Author

Chang-rae Lee is the author of the forthcoming novel On a Full Sea. He is also the author of Native Speaker, winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for first fiction, A Gesture Life, Aloft, and The Surrendered. He teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.

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Photo: David Burnett

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Chang-rae Lee wins the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for fiction

Chang-rae Lee has won the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for fiction for his acclaimed novel, The Surrendered. Hurray! Read more...

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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Two Riverhead authors are fiction finalists for the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Chang-rae Lee, author of The Surrendered, and Dinaw Mengestu, author of How To Read the Air, are the two Riverhead authors who are fiction finalists for the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Congrats to them both! Read more about the award and the finalists here...

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Danielle Evans wins Paterson Fiction Prize; Chang-rae Lee chosen as finalist

Danielle Evans’ Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self is the winner of the 2011 Paterson Fiction Prize. The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College calls Evans’ debut a “masterpiece in authenticity and immediacy... If Danielle Evans was making her debut on stage instead of with this book, she would receive a standing ovation.” Chang-rae Lee’s The Surrendered is also listed as a finalist for the prize. Congratulations to both of our Riverhead authors! To check out the 2011 winners, click here.

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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Chang-rae Lee, author of The Surrendered, is interviewed in The Atlantic

The surrendered paperback cover Chang-rae Lee is interviewed by The Atlantic on why novel-writing is like spelunking. Seriously, that's in there. His novel, The Surrendered, is out now in paperback. To check out the interview, click here.

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