Marie Myung-Ok Lee
Marie Myung-Ok Lee is the author of The Evening Hero, Somebody’s Daughter, the YA novels Finding My Voice (heralded as the first Korean American own voices novel for teens), and middle-grade novels If It Hadn’t Been for Yoon Jun and Night of the Chupacabras. Her books have won awards such as Friends of American Writers, New York Public Library’s Best Books for the Teen Age, and NCTE’s Children’s Choice. She has been a judge for the National Book Awards, a Fulbright Fellow, and one of the few Korean American journalists allowed into North Korea. She currently teaches creative writing as a writer-in-residence at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity & Race. She has an adult son on the autistic spectrum who helped to inspire her latest novel, Hurt You.
2023 Festival eventsSpeaker - Fiction: Across Cultures
Speaker - YA: What’s Your Inspiration?