Chyung JinKyu In a career spanning five decades, Chyung JinKyu has published more than twenty volumes of poetry, for which he has received a number of awards including the Yi Sang Literary Award and the Manhae Literature Prize. Chyung has also served as a professor of creative writing at Hanyang Women’s University and chairman of the Society of Korean Poets in the past, and has been heading Contemporary Poetics as the editor-in-chief for thirty years. A translated collection of his poems entitled Tanz der Worte was published in Germany by Abera in 2006.
Djuna is a film critic and science fiction writer. Since 1994, she has been active as an anonymous online writer, although none of her personal information such as her real name, gender, age, education, and other miscellaneous information is available. Her short story collections are Battle of the Butterflies and The Pacific Continental Express ; and other published works of hers are the novel Jezebel and a collection of film reviews, Rambling in Front of the Screen .
Eun Heekyung is a novelist. In 1995, her novella A Duet won the Dong-A Daily New Writer’s Contest. Her short story collections include Talking to Strangers and Beauty Despises Me ; her novels are A Gift from a Bird , Let Boys Cry , and Life Unperturbed . She is the winner of the Yi Sang and Korea Times Literary Awards, among others.
Gong Ji-Young has won the 21st Century Literary Award, Oh Young-soo Literature Award, Special Media Award from Amnesty International, Catholic Literature Award, and Yi Sang Literary Award. Her best known works include Our Happy Time , My Sister Bongsoon , and The Arena . Our Happy Time was published by Atria Books/Marble Arch Press in the US and Philippe Picquier in France, as well as in eight other countries. Philippe Picquier also published Tall Blue Ladder .
Ha Chang-soo is a writer. Born in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province in 1960, he made his literary debut in 1987 when his novella "Cheongsanyugam" won the Munye Joongang Literary Award for Best First Novel. He is the author of the short story collections Picking Daffodils and The Man Who Passed Through Thirty Gates , and the novels Trap, People Who Don’t Turn Around , and 1987 . He is also the recipient of the Hankook Daily Literary Award.
Ha Seong-nan has published five short story collections, four novels, and two essay collections. Her short story collection The Woman Next Door is forthcoming from Open Letter Books. She has won the Dongin Literary Award, the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award, the Isu Literary Award, the Hyundae Literary Award, and the Hwang Sun-won Literary Award.
Han Kang is a poet, novelist, and professor of creative writing in Seoul Institute of the Arts. She has won the Yi Sang Literary Award, the Today's Young Artist Award, the Manhae Literature Prize, and the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. Following The Vegetarian and Human Acts , The White Book will be her third book to appear in English.
Han Yujoo debuted in 2003 by winning the Literature and Society ’s New Writers Award for the short story “To the Moon.” She won the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award in 2009. She has authored the short story collections To the Moon , Book of Ice , and My Left Hand the King and My Right Hand the King’s Scribe , and the novel The Impossible Fairy Tale , which has been translated into English and French. She is also a noted translator, whose works include translations of Michael Ondaatje’s The Cat’s Table , and Geoff Dyer’s But Beautiful and The...
Hwang Jungeun has written three novels and three short story collections. She has won several literary awards such as the Kim Yujung Literary Award, the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award, the Lee Hyo-seok Literary Award, and the Daesan Literary Award. Her novel One Hundred Shadows was published by Tilted Axis, an excerpt of which appeared in the Guardian .
Hwang Sok-yong was born in Changchun, Manchuria in 1943. After the liberation from Japanese occupation, he moved to his mother’s hometown Pyongyang, where he lived with his mother’s side of the family. In 1947, his family moved to the South and he grew up in Yeongdeungpo. Hwang left Kyungbok High School in 1962 and left home to wander the southern provinces. He returned home in October, and in November of that year he won the New Author Literary Prize from the magazine Sasanggye for his short story, “Near the Marking Stone.” Hwang lived life as a drifter, taking up manual...