Jeong Yi Hyun has published five novels, three short story collections, and two essay collections. Her first novel, Sweet City of Mine, was adapted into the TV series My Sweet Seoul. She and Alain de Botton wrote the two-volume Foundation of Love that deals with issues of love, marriage, and family. She has received the Lee Hyo-seok Literary Award and Hyundae Literary Award. Her books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Thai.