Kim Un-su has written three novels and one short story collection. He won the Munhakdongne Novel Award in 2006. His books have been translated into French, Japanese, and Chinese. He was invited to the Saint-Louis Literary Festival and the French literary festival, “Meeting.”
Kim Won Il
Kim Won Il has written extensively on the Korean War. This is related to the fact that his father defected to North Korea during the war. Kim was a senior in high school when the war started and broke his family apart, an experience that was to haunt him throughout his life and prompt him to write about the war and its aftermath for the greater part of his career. His novels include Sunset , Wind and River , Winter Valley , A House with the Sunken Courtyard , Evergreen , The Way to Auraji , and The Rite of...
Kim Yeonsu is a novelist. Kim debuted in 1993 by publishing a poem in Writer’s World. He published the novels Walking While Pointing to the Mask , Goodbye Mr. Yi Sang , Route 7 , The Night Is Singing , and Wonderboy and the short story collections I Am a Ghost Writer , Twenty , and World's End Girlfriend . Kim has received a number of literary awards, including the Daesan Literary Award and Yi Sang Literary Award.
Kim Young-ha (b.1968) debuted in the quarterly magazine Review in 1995 with the short story “Reflections in the Mirror.” His short story collections include What Happened to the Guy Stuck in the Elevator? and He’s Back, None the Wiser . His novels are I Have the Right to Destroy Myself , Why Arang , Black Flower , Your Republic Is Calling You , Quiz Show , I Hear Your Voice , and How a Murderer Remembers . He is an op-ed writer for The New York Times and has won the Hyundae Literary Award, the Dong-in Literary Award, and the Yi Sang Literary Award.
Kim Yu-Jeong (1908 ~ 1937) was a Korean novelist. He made his literary debut with the publication of "Wanderer Among the Hills” in 1933. Kim's work was described as "rich and earthy". He wrote approximately 30 short stories, most of which were published in the three years before his death. His 1936 story The Camellias is about the residents of a Korean farming village; its implicit sexuality was more explicit in his 1935 Rain shower . His 1937 story The scorching heat was considered gloomy. He died of pulmonary tuberculosis on March 29, 1937.
For his keen sensitivity, outstanding powers of intuition, breadth and depth of imagination, and skillful use of language—as well as the maturity of his understanding of life—Ko Un is widely acknowledged to be Korea’s most prolific and revered poet. His is an immense literary achievement of 155 books, out of which almost 70 are poetry collections. He recently published Untitled Poems, a collection of 607 poems covering 1,013 pages. Ko Un was born in 1933 in Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do Province, South Korea. He made his official debut as a poet in 1958 when he was living as a Buddhist monk. In...
Ku Hyoseo has written nine short story collections, in addition to several novels and essay collections. His best known works include Rhapsody in Berlin, A House with a Beautiful Sunset View, and Nagasaki Papa. He has won the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award, Lee Hyo-seok Literary Award, Hwang Sun-won Literary Award, HMS (Hahn Moo-Sook) Literary Prize, and Daesan Literary Award. His works have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and German.
Kwon Yeo-sun has published five short story collections and three novels. She has received the Oh Yeongsu Literature Award, the Yi Sang Literary Prize, the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award, and the Tong-ni Literature Prize. English editions of her books include “Spring Night.”
Lee Dong-ha made his literary debut in 1966 when his short story “The War and the Squirrel” won the Seoul Shinmun New Writer’s Contest. He is the author of short-story collections including The Valley after Nightfall ; A Study on Violence ; Samhakdo ; Before the Door ; Does the Lady Snail Know? ; Stinging Snowflake , and novels including Urban Swamp ; Hard Tongue ; and Toy City . He is also the recipient of Korea Creative Literature Award and Hyundae Munhak Award.
Lee Eung Jun
Lee Eung Jun (b.1970) is a poet and novelist. He first published a poem in the quarterly journal Literature & Criticism in 1990, and debuted as a novelist in 1994 when his short story appeared in the quarterly magazine Imagination. His published works include the poetry collection The Trees Rejected the Forest ; a short story collection titled My Girlfriend’s Funeral ; the novels Private Life of the Nation and All About My Romance ; and the serialized novel Night Cello . Lemon Tree is a 40-minute long film written and directed by Lee that screened at the New York...