The work of Krys Lee is brutally honest. Lee, a native of Seoul, South Korea, was raised on the West Coast and studied in the US and England before returning to Korea after finishing her studies. She says, “the culture and history of Korea became part of my life.” Lee’s work captures the image and the soul of the characters about whom she writes. In her debut short story collection, Drifting House, she thrusts her reader into the lives of North Korean immigrants with broken families and broken lives who are making great sacrifices to forge new homes, new families, and new identities in a foreign land. Watch for Lee’s amazing and emerging talent in her debut novel, set for publication in 2013.
-Dylan Smith, Jr. English Major