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Born in 1965, award-winning novelist Chang-Rae Lee immigrated to the U.S. at three years old. After working as a Wall Street equities analyst for a year after college, he turned to writing, achieving international fame in 1995 with his first novel, Native Speaker, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award. Since then he has written several novels dealing with identity and the immigrant experience, including The Surrendered, a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize. He teaches creative writing at Princeton University.