Get to know our #KoreanWriters
Kim Un-su (‘#ThePlotters
’) was born in 1972 in Busan, Seoul. The author of several highly praised novels, he has won the #Munhakdongne
Novel Prize, Korea’s most prestigious literary prize, and was nominated for the 2016 Grand Prix de la Litteraire Policiere, a French prize for the best international #crimenovel
Also born in 1972, Pyun Hye-young made her literary debut in 2000 when she won #SeoulShinmun
’s annual New Writer's Contest with her short story ‘Shaking Off Dew’. She has gone on to publish four short story collections and five novels. ‘#TheHole
’ is a finalist for the #ShirleyJacksonAward
Born in 1970, #HanKang
’) made her literary debut as a poet in 1993 and first published as a novelist in 1994. A participant in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, she has won the #ManBookerInternationalPrize
, the #YiSangLiteraryAward
, the Today’s Young Artist Award, and the Manhae Prize for Literature. She currently works as a professor in the department of creative writing at the #SeoulInstituteoftheArts
Hwang Sun-mi is a beloved writer in South Korea, where she has won many awards and published more than forty books enjoyed by adults and children alike. Born in 1963, she was unable to attend middle school due to poverty, but thanks to a teacher who gave her a key to a classroom, she could go to the school and read books whenever she wanted.
’ is a wise tale of there relationship between dog and man, as well as a celebration of a life lived with courage.
Born in 1943, Hwang Sok-yong (‘#AtDusk
’) is arguably Korea's most renowned author. In 1993, he was sentenced to seven years in prison for an unauthorized trip to the North to promote exchange between artists in North and South Korea; five years later, he was released on a special pardon by the then new president. The recipient of Korea's highest literary prizes, his novels and short stories are published in North and South Korea, Japan, China, France, Germany, and the United States.
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