This Wednesday, September 10, novelist Chang-rae Lee will be reading and signing books at Phoenix's Burton Barr Library at 7:30 pm. On Thursday, he will be available for a craft talk and Q&A at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing on ASU's campus at 11 am. Please join us for both events - both are free and open to the public.

Chang-rae Lee was born in Seoul, Korea. He was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, Yale University, and the University of Oregon. He is a professor in the University Center for Creative and Performing Arts at Princeton University. He is the author of the novels Native Speaker (1995), A Gesture Life, (1999), and Aloft (2004), which was a New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book. Native Speaker was awarded the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, and an ALA Notable Book of the Year Award. A Gesture Life won the Anisfield-Wolf Literary Award, the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award, and the NAIBA Book Award for Fiction, and was cited as a Notable Book of Year by the New York Times, Esquire, Publishers Weekly, and the Los Angeles Times. Mr. Lee has also written stories and articles for the New York Times, Time (Asia), Granta, and many other publications. His newest novel, The Surrendered, will be published in 2009.

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