Ad Astra host Baker Purdon interviews internationally acclaimed author Maija Rhee Devine…
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Maija Rhee Devine, a Korean-born writer whose fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have appeared in national reviews, in various anthologies, holds a B.A. in English from Sogang University in Seoul and an M.A. in English from St. Louis University. She has been the recipient of an NEA grant, was a finalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition, received a James Jones First Novel Fellowhip, an Emily Dickinson Poetry Award, and has been nominated for Puschart and O. Henry awards.
The Voices of Heaven, her novel/love story in a polygamous family and and their struggles during hte Korean War flows from her first-hand experience growing up in Seoul during the war and its aftermath. The story reveals the realities of both the old and new Korea as the Confucian values that rule the characters still shape the lives of people in North and South Korea.
Long Walks on Short Days, her poetry chapbook about Korea, China, U.S. and other lands is a collection of stories about Maija’s journeys around the globe.
Along with these pieces, Maija also discusses her forthcoming novel and poetry collection regarding Korean comfort women during the second World War.
Check out the full interview and her TedX Talk from Seoul!