As a reporter for the Village Voice in the late Nineties, Edmund Lee investigated the rise of Korean crime groups in New York that emerged in the wake of the Chinese Tongs that fell in the Eighties. But the larger story behind these crime groups would find further exposure on screen in West 32nd. Inspired by the true-life workings of this hidden subculture he wrote the script with Michael Kang. It is a New York drama about acceptance and betrayal, ultimately, a needful tale about Korean American life.
His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Vibe Magazine, and the New York Daily News. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.