Marie Myung-Ok Lee


Marie Myung-Ok Lee is an acclaimed Korean-American writer and author of the novel Somebody's Daughter. Her next novel is forthcoming with Simon & Schuster in 2015.  She graduated from Brown University and was a Writer in Residence there, before she began teaching at Columbia University's Writing Division.

Her stories and essays have been published in Witness, The Kenyon Review, Newsweek, and the New York Times.

She was a 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 Best Book for Young Adults citation from the American Library Association.

She has been a MacDowell Colony fellow and has served as a National Book Award judge for young people's literature. In addition, Ms. Lee is a founder of the Asian American Writers' Workshop.