Novelist Chang-rae Lee will read at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the Valley Library Rotunda at Oregon State University, 201 SW Waldo Place, Corvallis. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow.
Lee is the author of the novels “Native Speaker,” “A Gesture Life,” “Aloft” and “The Surrendered,” which won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. His most recent novel, “On Such a Full Sea,” won the Heartland Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction. His writing has also appeared in many national publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Granta, Condé Nast Traveler, and Food & Wine.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Lee emigrated to the United States at the age of 3. He holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Oregon. Lee taught at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University from 2002 to 2016, and currently serves as the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor at Stanford University.
This reading is part of the 2017-2018 Visiting Writers Series, which brings nationally acclaimed writers to Oregon State University.
The event is free and open to the public.