Chang-Rae Lee

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Birthday
29, 1965
Birthplace
South Korea
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
29, 1965 (age 53)
Birthplace
South Korea

About

A Korean American novelist and professor, he is best known for his 1995 spy novel, Native Speaker. For many years, he served as the director of Princeton University's Creative Writing Program.

Before Fame

He studied English literature and creative writing at Yale University and the University of Oregon. Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked on Wall Street as a financial analyst.

Trivia

He came to the United States when he was three years old.

Family Life

He was born in South Korea and raised in New York. He and his wife raised two daughters.

Associated With

His novel, Native Speaker, won the PEN/Hemingway Award, an honor named after author Ernest Hemingway.

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