Riverside Theatres
Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta 2150


Sydney Writers Festival


Min Jin Lee is a writer of profound, exquisite power.

Her luminous novels explore “the power of ordinary people”, whose “plain, unimportant stories” tell us the story of the whole world. Her bestselling, magisterial epic Pachinko follows four generations of a poor, proud, immigrant Korean family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from a homeland they never knew. 

Since its publication in 2017, Pachinko has been translated into 29 languages, appeared on 75 best books of the year lists, including the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2017, and was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction. Barack Obama called it “a powerful story about resilience and compassion” and earlier this year, Apple ordered a television adaptation of the book.

Min Jin returns to Sydney to talk to Anton Enus about her acclaimed novels (Pachinko and Free Food for Millionaires), her literary career and her own immigrant experience as a Korean–American. Join this brilliant storyteller and Festival favourite at Riverside Theatres on Monday 5 August.

Visit the Riverside Theatre website to purchase your tickets. 

Supported by the City of Parramatta.