Ha Jin

Monday, 26 November 2007Listen

Author and poet Ha Jin, a National Book Award winner and two-time winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for his novels Waiting and War Trash, talks to Joseph Planta about his new novel A Free Life (Pantheon, 2007), a remarkable and already critically acclaimed novel about a Chinese immigrant's pursuit of the American Dream.

A Free Life by Ha Jin. (Pantheon, 2007)

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

Ha Jin won the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award for his internationally bestselling novel, Waiting. His previous book, War Trash was also a PEN/Faulkner Award winner. He joins me from here in Vancouver to talk about his new novel, A Free Life. It is a highly readable and critically acclaimed novel of a Chinese immigrant's struggle to pursue the American Dream. Published by Pantheon, the book retails for $34.00. He is currently a professor of English at Boston University. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Ha Jin. Good morning, Professor Jin.

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