Chang-rae Lee

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Chang-rae Lee and Dinaw Mengestu are finalists for 2011 Indies Choice Book Awards

Please join us in congratulating Chang-rae Lee and Dinaw Mengestu for being selected as finalists for the 2011 Indies Choice Book Award Book of the Year for adult fiction for their books The Surrendered and How to Read the Air. Check back on May 24 to find out the winner. Thank you for your support!

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Chang-rae Lee's The Surrendered is one of Entertainment Weekly's Top Books of 2010

Entertainment Weekly picked The Surrendered, by Chang-rae Lee, as one of its top novels of 2010. EW writes, "Lee writes with exquisite tenderness in his epic tale of war suffering but refuses his characters easy redemption." More...

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Monday, November 29, 2010

The Surrendered and How To Read The Air are New York Times Notable Books of 2010!

The New York Times included two Riverhead books -- The Surrendered by Chang-rae Lee and How To Read The Air by Dinaw Mengestu -- on their 100 Notable Books of 2010 list. More...

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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Chang-rae Lee for on "Korean-ness in America"

Watch Chang-rae Lee, author if Native Speaker and The Surrendered, on discuss the difficulty for him of filling out the 2010 census, knowing that ticking the Korean box does not fully explain how his Korean-ness in America is like no one else’s before. If he were in charge of designing the census, the boxes would multiply, blur, become uncountable to allow for all the possibilities of one person’s identity.
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A.V. Club on Chang-rae Lee's The Surrendered: "Lee's finest novel to date."

"[The Surrendered is] Lee’s finest novel to date…how skillfully the story unwinds. June may be Lee’s most difficult character to unlock, but he continues to explore her interiority, marked by the lasting wounds of war, with the same richness of detail." more...
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Miami Herald on Chang-rae Lee's The Surrendered

"The Surrendered is lapidary, layered, its images haunting and encrypted…While critics may be tempted to call The Surrendered a war novel, it is just as much a post-war novel, about the wounds we suffer, seen and unseen, and the enduring fallout we internalize...Swiveling from past to present and back again, the novel can be read as a continuous, harrowing journey, an odyssey.” more...

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