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Marie G. Lee, American Writer. Avocations: Tae kown do, skiing, rollerblading. F C. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Authors Guild, Authors Leage of America, Asian American Arts Alliance, Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence, National Coalition Against Censorship, Asian American Writer's Workshop (vice president, board directors, 1992).

Background

Lee, Marie G. was born on April 25, 1964 in Hibbing, Minnesota, United States. Daughter of William Chae-Sik and Grace Koom-Soon Lee.

Education

AB, Brown University, 1986.

Career

Her stories and essays have been published in The Atlantic, Witness, The Kenyon Review, TriQuarterly, Newsweek, Slate and The New York Times. She has received honors for her work including an O. Henry honorable mention for an adaptation of a chapter from Somebody's Daughter, and was a recipient of the MacColl Johnson literature fellowship and 2010 Fiction Fellowship from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. She currently teaches at Brown University.

Lee's novel, Somebody's Daughter (2005), is based on her year as a Fulbright Scholar to South Korea, taking oral histories of Korean birth mothers. She has been involved in the adoptee community for many years, but Lee herself is not adopted. One of her family members is adopted from Korea.

Achievements

  • Lee has been a Yaddo, MacDowell Colony and VCCA fellow, has served as a National Book Award judge, and has taught fiction writing at Yale University. She is a founder and former Board President of the Asian American Writers' Workshop.

Works

Religion

God offers a loving relationship. The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. God has freely and graciously already made it possible.

Politics

God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.

Views

All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.

Membership

Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Authors Guild, Authors Leage of America, Asian American Arts Alliance, Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence, National Coalition Against Censorship, Asian American Writer's Workshop (vice president, board directors, 1992).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tae kown do, skiing, rollerblading.

Connections

father:
William Chae-Sik

mother:
Grace Koom-Soon Lee