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Lee Min-jin’s ‘Pachinko’ selected as NYT’s 5 Best Books

Lee Min-jin’s ‘Pachinko’ selected as NYT’s 5 Best Books

Posted December. 02, 2017 08:09,   

Updated December. 02, 2017 08:22


“Pachinko” written by Lee Min-jin Lee, a Korean-American writer aged 49, has been selected as “The 5 Best Books of 2017” by The New York Times.

Being nominated as one of the five finalists for the most prestigious literary award "National Book Award for Fiction," Lee’s book portrays four generations of a Korean Japanese family who left Korea during the Japanese Colonial era. The book also has become.

“Despite the compelling sweep of time and history, it is the characters and their tumultuous lives that propel the narrative,” a review by The New York Times said. During her temporary stay in Japan in 2017 with her Japanese-American husband, she interviewed ethnic Koreans living in Japan called “zainichi” to write this novel.

Gi-Jae Han record@donga.com