Chang-Rae Lee on Writing

My college drinking buddy, Chang-Rae Lee, has become one of the premier writers of my generation. His novels, including Native Speaker, A Gesture Life, and most recently The Surrendered, are exquisitely told stories that explore not just cultural divisions, but also the divisions within ourselves. Chang-Rae now teaches writing at Princeton University, which produced this video:

I envy the students in his writing workshops.