Her new book is Drifting House.
Recently I asked Lee what she was reading. Her reply:
I’m reading Adam Johnson’s The Orphan Master’s Son. I’ve been close to the North Korean defector community in Seoul for many years, so have a natural interest in books all things Korean. I also appreciate the slightly off-kilter perspective that Adam brings, as well as the intensive research and courage it takes to tackle such a difficult subject.Visit Krys Lee's website.
Another book I’m reading is the The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry. I wrote poetry before I ever began writing fiction, and feel it’s an important influence on my stories. Fiction writers could learn a lot from poetry’s economy and distillation of language.
I’m also dipping into Wallace Stevens’ The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination. As with Stevens’ poetry, I don’t necessarily always understand him, but even if I understand him obscurely it’s of great value to me.
The Page 69 Test: Drifting House.