Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee is a recipient of fellowships in Fiction from the Guggenheim Foundation (2018) and the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard (2018–2019). Her novel Pachinko (2017) was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, a runner-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, winner of the Medici Book Club Prize, and was selected by The New York Times as one of the 10 Best Books of 2017. A New York Times bestseller, Pachinko was also chosen by the BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the New York Public Library as a Top 10 Book of the Year. Pachinko was a selection for “Now Read This,” the joint book club of PBS NewsHour and The New York Times. It was on over 75 best books of the year lists, including NPR, PBS, and CNN. Ms. Lee’s debut novel Free Food for Millionaires (2007) was a national bestseller and a Top 10 Book of the Year for The London Times, NPR’s Fresh Air, and USA Today. Her writings have appeared in The New Yorker, NPR’s Selected Shorts, One Story, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, Conde Nast Traveler, The London Times, and The Wall Street Journal. She is a Writer-in-Residence at Amherst College and serves on the Board of Trustees of PEN America.