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On Such a Full Sea

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Pulitzer-prize nominated author Chang-rae Lee's latest novel is a subtle, dystopian tale, set in a future in which class divisions are as literal as they are figurative. It's a departure from the realism of his other writing, but at its heart, the book is about the question that has always concerned Lee: how does the individual fit into the human collective? Lee will be here later this week as part of the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature. He joins us Tuesday to talk about On Such a Full Sea.

Chang-rae Lee is the author of Native Speaker [Amazon|Indiebound], winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN/Hemingway Award for first fiction; A Gesture Life [Amazon|Indiebound]; Aloft [Amazon|Indiebound]; and The Surrendered [Amazon|Indiebound], winner of the Dayton Peace Prize and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His new book is called On Such a Full Sea [Amazon|Indiebound]. Lee is a professor of Creative Writing at Princeton University.

March 5-7, the University of Utah will host the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature, which brings thinkers in various disciplines together to address an idea. This year's theme is "A bird in the hand" and it explores the way humans make decisions.

  • Lee will take part in a RadioWest panel discussion on Thursday. We'll be broadcasting live from the Gould Auditorium at the University of Utah's Marriott Library.
  • Thursday at 7:00 p.m., he'll deliver a keynote address at the Child Community Hall, 7th floor at the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building.

For details on all the speakers and events, visit the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature on-line.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.