A native of Seoul, Korea, Chang-rae Lee emigrated to the U.S. with his parents when he was just three years old, and he's been fascinated with his adopted country ever since. His breakout first novel, Native Speaker, was a critical success on both sides of the Atlantic, and his latest novel, Aloft, continues to explore the American dream. As The New Yorker reflects, "The prose Chang-rae Lee writes is elliptical, riddling, poetic... beautifully made."
Princeton, New Jersey
Date of Birth:
July 29, 1965
Place of Birth:
B.A. in English, Yale University, 1987; M.F.A. in Creative Writing, University of Oregon, 1993