photograph by Kristyn Stroble
Writer: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Essays
My official bio:
Christine Hyung-Oak Lee has a memoir (TELL ME EVERYTHING YOU DON’T REMEMBER–February 14, 2017) and a novel (GOLEM OF SEOUL 2018), both forthcoming from Ecco / Harper Collins. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in journals and anthologies such as ZYZZYVA, Guernica, The Rumpus, The New York Times, Hyphen Magazine, BuzzFeed, and Men Undressed.
Born in New York City, Christine earned her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and her MFA at Mills College. She has been awarded a residency at Hedgebrook, and her pieces have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and placed in competitions such as the Poets and Writers’ Magazine Writers Exchange Contest, Glimmer Train Fiction Open, and others.
- contact my editor for all things related to my memoir, TELL ME EVERYTHING YOU DON’T REMEMBER:
Ecco / Harper Collins
My super-short bio:
Wants to be Gryffindor, but is really Hufflepuff.
My social media bio:
Hufflepuff. Honeybadger. Crisis Unicorn. Nuclear Submarine. Miracle Berry. Writer. Mom. Backyard chicken owner. Memoir TELL ME EVERYTHING YOU DON’T REMEMBER (2017) and Novel GOLEM OF SEOUL (2018), both forthcoming from Ecco.
Christine works at a dining room table at which no one actually eats surrounded by piles of teaching materials and student papers that need constant grading and she writes with a needy geriatric wiener dog who smells like corn chip Fritos on her lap and another needy wiener dog with feral survival tendencies who is up to no good somewhere in the kitchen. She should be running and exercising, but instead she is baking cookies and eating them. By herself. In front of her laptop. Trying to revise her novel. She is very pale.
My honest mother-of-a-toddler bio:
My name is “Minion.” I am occasionally allowed to feed myself and write. For that I am grateful. I am still very pale.