Stephan Lee, who has written two young adult novels about a wannabe K-pop star’s experiences, says he especially admires Rosé (front, above), as well as her fellow Blackpink members and some up-and-coming girl groups. Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for Coachella
Stephan Lee, who has written two young adult novels about a wannabe K-pop star’s experiences, says he especially admires Rosé (front, above), as well as her fellow Blackpink members and some up-and-coming girl groups. Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for Coachella

K-Pop Confidential and K-Pop Revolution author Stephan Lee on using the young adult novels to show ‘how fun and important K-pop is’

  • Stephan Lee, whose second young adult novel, K-Pop Revolution, will appear in 2022, says he set out to ‘illuminate a lot of things about Korean culture’
  • He also tells Tamar Herman how, given his love of K-pop girl groups, it ‘felt really natural’ to have a heroine, Candace Park, at the heart of the novels

Stephan Lee, who has written two young adult novels about a wannabe K-pop star’s experiences, says he especially admires Rosé (front, above), as well as her fellow Blackpink members and some up-and-coming girl groups. Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for Coachella
Stephan Lee, who has written two young adult novels about a wannabe K-pop star’s experiences, says he especially admires Rosé (front, above), as well as her fellow Blackpink members and some up-and-coming girl groups. Photo: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for Coachella
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