Marie Myung-Ok Lee

New York, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Marie Myung-Ok Lee is the author of the novel The Evening Hero (2022). Fiction has appeared the Kenyon Review, FiveChapters, TriQuarterly, Witness, and Guernica, among others. Nonfiction has appeared in The Atlantic, Salon, Slate, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Nation. She has been a judge for the National Book Awards and the Robert F. Kennedy Book and Journalism Awards. She has been a recipient of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts fiction fellowship, she has been a Fulbright fellow as well as a fellow at MacDowell, Ucross, VCCA, and the Corporation of Yaddo. She teaches creative writing at Columbia.

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Twitter Username: @MarieMyungOkLee


  • TItle TK , Simon & Schuster
  • Somebody's Daughter , Beacon Press (2005)


  • New York Foundation for the Arts Fiction Fellowship(2019)
  • Rhode Island State Council on the Arts(2011)
  • Barbara Deming/Money for Women (2009)
  • Fulbright Fellowship(1998)
  • Richard Margolis Prize for Social Justice Reporting(2007)


  • Adjunct Professor at Columbia University (January 2005 - )
  • Writer in Residence/Visiting Lecturer at Brown University
  • Visiting Lecturer at Yale University (January 1997 - May 1997)


  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Brown University

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction