Thanks to the cooperation of the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) and The School of Writing at The New School, as well as the tireless efforts of our students and faculty, we are able to provide interviews with each of the NBCC Awards Finalists for the publishing year 2014.
Christine Chia, on behalf of The School of Writing at The New School and the NBCC, interviewed Chang-Rae Lee about his book On Such a Full Sea (Penguin), which is among the final five selections, in the category of Fiction, for the 2014 NBCC awards.
Chang-Rae Lee is the author of Native Speaker, winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN/Hemingway Award for first fiction; A Gesture Life; Aloft; and The Surrendered, winner of the Dayton Peace Prize and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Selected by The New Yorker as one of the “20 Writers for the 21st Century,” Lee is professor in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University and a Shinhan Distinguished Visiting Professor at Yonsei University. His most recent book is On Such a Full Sea.
Christine Chia is the author of The Law of Second Marriages (Math Paper Press) and Separation: a history (Ethos Press). She is the co-editor of the groundbreaking poetry anthology A Luxury We Cannot Afford (Math Paper Press) and a featured writer for the Singapore Literature Festival in New York at the 92nd Street Y. Christine is currently working on a novel and a third collection of poetry. Find her on Twitter @MsChristineChia.