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Native Speaker

by Chang-rae Lee

Chang-rae Lee was born in South Korea in 1965 and immigrated to the United States when he was three years old. He and his family lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and New York City before moving to the suburb of Westchester, New York. Lee’s father completed his medical training in the United States and became a psychiatrist after learning English. Lee himself attended Phillips Exeter Academy and then Yale University. After college, he worked as a financial analyst on Wall Street and then, in 1993, acquired a master of fine arts from the University of Oregon where he also taught creative writing. Lee went on to direct the creative writing program at Hunter College in New York and to launch his own set of novels before joining the creative writing faculty at Princeton University in 2002. His initial novel, Native Speaker, won widespread critical acclaim...

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