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Chang-rae Lee to read from his new novel, March 8

Novelist Chang-rae Lee will read from his new book, "Aloft," at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 8, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Lee, a professor in the Council of the Humanities and the Program in Creative Writing, is the author of two previous novels. His first, "Native Speaker," won the Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the American Book Award. In 2002, it was chosen as the first selection of the Princeton Reads program, which encourages members of the community to read the same book at the same time.

His second book, "A Gesture Life," won the Anisfeld-Wolf Prize in Fiction and the Asian-American Literary Award for Fiction, and earned Lee a spot on The New Yorker magazine's list of the 20 best American writers under 40.

An excerpt from "Aloft" appeared in a recent issue of The New Yorker, and motion picture rights have been optioned by producer Scott Rudin ("The Hours," "The Royal Tenenbaums," "Orange County").

The reading is sponsored by the Princeton University Store , the Council of the Humanities and the Program in Creative Writing .

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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