Interview with Marie Myung-Ok Lee - THE EVENING HERO

Interview with Marie Myung-Ok Lee - THE EVENING HERO

In this interview, Marie and I discuss The Evening Hero, humanizing her main character, her trip to North Korea that rounded out details for the book, what surprised her the most when writing this book, the complicated process of finding a title,, and much more.


In this interview, Marie and I discuss The Evening Hero, humanizing her main character, her trip to North Korea that rounded out details for the book, what surprised her the most when writing this book, the complicated process of finding a title,, and much more.

Marie's recommended reads are:

  1. Virology by Joseph Osmundson
  2. Devil House by John Darnielle
  3. Made in Korea by Jeremy Holt

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Marie Myung-Ok Lee is the author of the forthcoming novel, The Evening Hero, forthcoming in May and Goodreads' #1 Most Anticipate literary fiction title, and Finding My Voice, which is widely thought to be the first contemporary-set Asian American young adult novel. She teaches fiction at Columbia where she is Writer in Residence and faculty at the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.