Rooftop Gala with Krys Lee & Google

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When: Saturday, May 28, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Where: Ciel Garden, Ramada Hotel Seoul

Saturday’s events are topped off with a gala dinner hosted by AAJA Asia chapter president Angie Lau on the elegant rooftop of Ramada Hotel Seoul.

Award-winning Seoul-based author Krys Lee will serve as gala speaker. Lee, the author of the short story collection “Drifting House” and upcoming novel “How I Became a North Korean,” has received the Rome Prize, the Story Prize Spotlight Award and the Asian/Pacific American Libraries Association’s Honor Title in Adult Fiction Literature, and was a finalist for the BBC International Story Prize.

Her fiction, journalism and literary translations have appeared in Granta, The Kenyon Review, Narrative, San Francisco Chronicle, Corriere della Sera and The Guardian, among others.Lee takes the readers through an emotional journey of life in North Korea in her new novel “How I Became a North Korean,” which will be publicly available in August.

During the dinner, the hosts will name the winner of the first annual AAJA Asia-Google Digital Journalism Student Award, which recognizes the best journalism that features new ways of storytelling using digital technology to tell stories that matter in the region.

In partnership with the award’s sponsor Google, AAJA judges have chosen the best work that tells the continuing story and issues of how our society continues to evolve in the physical and digital world.

To purchase a ticket to the gala dinner, please click HERE.


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