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[Rebroadcast] Home is Where Our Story Begins: Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko

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This is a re-broadcast of an episode from January – KEI's Jenna Gibson interviews Min Jin Lee, award winning author of Pachinko.

Spanning nearly a century and multiple generations, Min Jin Lee's 2017 novel Pachinko tells the story of a Korean family struggling to find their place in Japan before, during, and after the Korean War. Praised by The Chicago Tribune, NPR, CNN, and others, the novel touches on a myriad of themes, including identity, the role of women, war, and discrimination, all within a rich historical background. In this episode, Jenna spoke with Min Jin Lee about why she started writing Pachinko, how the story evolved over time, and what she's working on next.

November 16, 2018