Paul Lee Cannon is a freelance writer, award-winning journalist and former daily news staffer. He has written for Salon, Korean American Story and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Paul’s mother is from Gimpo, South Korea; his father from southern Iowa. They met during the Korean War when Paul’s father, a sergeant with the U.S. Army, was stationed at Osan.
In 2000, Paul traveled to Seoul to reunite his mother with her sister after 40 years of separation. He shared his recollections of this reunion in the first-of-its-kind anthology, “Mixed Korean: Our Stories” (Truepeny Publishing Co., 2018).
Paul also served as managing editor of “Together at Last: Stories of Adoption and Reunion in the Age of DNA,” (T&W Foundation, 2020), a collection of first-person essays written by Korean adoptees assisted by 325KAMRA in their search for birth family.