Julayne Lee

Julayne Lee was given up for adoption in South Korea as a result of the Korean War. She was adopted by an all-white Christian family in Minnesota, where she grew up. She has spent over fifteen years working with Overseas Adopted Koreans (OAKs). She lived in Seoul and now resides in Los Angeles, where she is a member of the LA Futbolistas and Adoptee Solidarity Korea - Los Angeles (ASK-LA). She is also part of the Adoptee Rights Campaign working to pass the Adoptee Citizenship Act to ensure all inter-country adoptees have US citizenship. NOT MY WHITE SAVIOR is her first book.

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Crossing Korea: Eugenia Kim, Alice Stephens, and Julayne Lee at the Asian American Writers' Workshop (AAWW)

  • Asian American Writers Workshop 112 W 27th Street, Suite 600 New York, NY 10001 (map)

I’ll be reading with Eugenia Kim, author of the novels The Kinship of Secrets (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, November 2018) and The Calligrapher’s Daughter (Holt, Henry & Company, Inc., 2010) and Alice Stephens author of the debut novel Famous Adopted People (Unnamed Press, October 2018).

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