In anticipation of Baz Lurhmann’s “The Great Gatsby” opening in theaters this weekend, novelists Chang-Rae Lee, Jeffrey Eugenides and Nell Freudenberger discuss the novel's influence on their writing and the difficulty of transferring Nick Carraway's voice to the big screen.
We've been talking with influential Americans all week about what patriotism and America means to them in a new series "My America." Today’s guest is the Pulitzer Prize-nominated novelist Chang-Rae Lee.
Chang-Rae Lee discusses his latest novel The Surrendered. Lee weaves together a story of three people in the aftermath of the Korean War, and he weaves a profound meditation on the nature of heroism and sacrifice, the power of love, and the possibilities for mercy, salvation, and surrendering oneself to another.