The Korea Society: Marie Myung-ok Lee on THE EVENING HERO
On Tuesday, May 24th at 6:30pm, please join our friends at The Korea Society for a special event to celebrate the release of The Evening Hero by Marie Myung-Ok Lee. She will be joined in conversation by Frances Cha.
The event will be hybrid, and also take place virtually. Please visit the listing on The Korea Society's website for information on how to register:
Presented in partnership with Asian American Writers' Workshop
The Korea Society
350 Madison Avenue, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Marie Myung-Ok Lee is an acclaimed Korean American writer and author of the young adult novel Finding My Voice, thought to be the first contemporary-set Asian American YA novel. She is one of a handful of American journalists who have been granted a visa to North Korea since the Korean War. She was the first Fulbright Scholar to Korea in creative writing and has received many honors for her work, including an O. Henry honorable mention, the Best Book Award from the Friends of American Writers, and a New York Foundation for the Arts fiction fellowship. Marie is a founder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and teaches creative writing at Columbia. She lives in New York City with her family.
Frances Cha is the author of the novel If I Had Your Face (Ballantine, 2020), which was named one of the Best Books of the Year by Time Magazine, NPR and BBC among other publications, and is being translated into 11 languages. She is from Korea and worked as a culture editor for CNN in Seoul and Hong Kong. She has taught creative writing at Yonsei University and media studies at Ewha Womans University in Seoul and currently teaches undergraduate fiction workshop at Columbia University. Her children’s book The Goblin Twins, set in Korea and New York, is forthcoming from Crown in 2023.
The Korea Society is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding, and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea. Learn more about them here.