Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee


Min Jin Lee’s novel Pachinko is the compulsively readable saga of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family who are exiled in 20th century Japan and must fight to control their destiny. “Reading Pachinko,” writes Book Page “is like binge-watching every season of an HBO series.” Pachinko was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award and is a national bestseller and a New York Times Editor’s Choice.

Lee’s first novel, Free Food for Millionaires, was named one of the “Top 10 Novels of the Year” by the London Times, NPR’s Fresh Air, and USA Today. Her work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, London Times, Vogue, Travel + Leisure and The Wall Street Journal. She is a graduate of Yale University and earned her law degree at Georgetown University. She currently lives in New York with her family.

“Pachinko is the kind of book that can open your eyes and fill them with tears at the same time.” – NPR. “Stunning . . . In this sprawling book, history itself is a character.” – The New York Times

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