In Conversation with Author Chang-rae LeeVIEW EVENT DETAILS
But under prompting, the older man finally opened up, describing the horrors he had seen and endured as a boy fleeing with his family southward ahead of the advancing North Korean army. Lee could never shake those images. Now they have inspired the opening pages of The Surrendered, a novel Publishers Weekly hails as "deeply felt, compulsively readable and imbued with moral gravity."
The Surrendered is the fourth novel from 44-year-old Korean-born, American-raised Lee, whose first book, Native Speaker (1995), won the PEN/Hemingway Award for best first work of fiction. He will read from The Surrendered at 4:00 pm on March 21 in Herring Hall on the Rice University campus. Asia Society Texas Center is hosting the Sunday afternoon event.
Lee's reading will be followed by a reception and book-signing in nearby Brochstein Pavilion. Brazos Bookstore will handle on-site book sales. Admission to the reading is free to Asia Society members, $5 for nonmembers.
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For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/texas/events/conversation-author-chang-rae-lee Herring Hall, Rice University Houston