Mirinae Lee was born and raised in South Korea.
Her first work of fiction appeared in the Antioch Review and was listed as Notable Nonrequired Reading of 2018 in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019. Her second short story won the 2018 Editors’ Prize in Fiction and appeared in Meridian. Excerpts of her novel, 8 Lives of a Century-Old Trickster, have appeared in Black Warrior Review, Pleiades, Shenandoah, and the Massachusetts Review.
8 Lives of a Century-Old Trickster is now available from HarperCollins in the U.S. and Virago in the UK. International rights of the novel continue to sell around the world, including in Italy, Spain, Romania, Greece, Denmark and South Korea. The novel is inspired by a story of her great aunt, one of the oldest women to escape alone from North Korea.
Mirinae lives in Hong Kong with her husband and children.
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