POUGHKEEPSIE, NY --Noted author Chang-Rae Lee will give a reading from his recent work on Monday, September 26. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, Department of English, Program in Asian Studies, and Program in American Culture, the program is free and open to the public and will begin at 6:00pm in the Students' Building, second floor.
Chang-Rae Lee is the noted author of Native Speaker (1995), A Gesture Life (1991), and The Surrendered (2010), which was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Born in Korea, Lee immigrated to the United States as a child and was educated at Yale and the University of Oregon. All of his novels address the experience of the cultural outsider and raise difficult questions about identity, assimilation, and alienation. He is currently a professor of creative writing at Princeton University.
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