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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee – A night of Korean food, drink and literature
19 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm| £10
Join us for a night of Korean food, drink and literature. Min Jin Lee will be reading from her novel Pachinko and speaking with author and journalist Adrian Levy. There will be food provided by new local restaurant Shep’s and a sujo mojito on arrival.
MIN JIN LEE is a Korean–American author and journalist. Born in Seoul, her family moved to America when she was seven. She attended law school at Georgetown University and worked as a lawyer for several years in New York prior to writing full time. Lee’s debut novel Free Food for Millionaires (May 2007) was a No. 1 Book Sense Pick, a New York Times Editor’s Choice, a Wall Street Journal Juggle Book Club selection, and a national bestseller; it was a Top 10 Novels of the Year for The Times of London, NPR’s Fresh Air and USA Today. From 2007 to 2011, Min Jin lived in Tokyo where she researched and wrote Pachinko. She lives in New York with her family.
PACHINKO is victorian epic transplanted to Japan, following a Korean family of immigrants through eight decades and four generations. It’s a US bestseller, a New York Times Editor’s Choice and an American Booksellers Association’s Indie Next Great Reads. Pachinko has been longlisted for the 2017 National Book Awards.
ADRIAN LEVY is a former foreign correspondent and writes for The Sunday Times and The Guardian. He has been OneWorld reporter of the year, foreign reporter of the year, filing from South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. He has have produced prize winning docs for BBC, C4, HBO and PBS, winning the Amnesty film award for his film work in Kashmir. He has written six books, his fourth, The Meadow won the Ramnath Goenka award in India, his fifth The Siege – on Mumbai’s 26/11 attacks – won a CWA Gold Dagger. The Exile – The Flight of Osama bin Laden is the latest, published this May.