Creative Writing Past Faculty

Chang-rae Lee

Chang-rae Lee headshot

Photo by Michelle Lee


Chang-rae Lee is the author of five novels: Native Speaker (1995); A Gesture Life (1999); Aloft (2004); The Surrendered, which was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and On Such a Full Sea (2014). His novels have won numerous awards and citations, including the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, the American Book Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, ALA Notable Book of the Year Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Literary Award, the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award, and the NAIBA Book Award for Fiction. He has also written stories and articles for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Time (Asia), Granta, Conde Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, and many other publications.

Chang-rae Lee was born in Seoul, Korea. He was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, Yale, and the University of Oregon.


Book Reviews

On Such A Full Sea (2014)New York Times | Publisher’s Weekly

The Surrendered (2010):  New York Times | New York Times Sunday Book Review | Barnes&Noble | Publisher’s Weekly

Aloft (2004) : New York Times | Publisher’s Weekly
A Gesture Life (1999) : New York Times | Publisher’s Weekly
Native Speaker (1995) : New York Times | Publisher’s Weekly

Selected Works

List of articles in the New Yorker

Mute in an English-only Worldan essay in the anthology Dream Me Home Safely: Writers on Growing Up in America


In the News

Do it for the love of writing’: Novelist Chang-rae Lee at the Philippine Literary Festival

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