Bae Myung-hoon (b.1978) began his literary career with the Daehak Literary Award in 2004 and the Science Technology Creative Writing Award in 2005 for his short story “Smart D.” His short story collections include Tower and Hello , The Artificial Being! His novels are Define Orbit , Decoy , Sir Chancellor , and The Proposal .
Bae Suah made her literary debut in 1993 in the quarterly Fiction and Philosophy with “The Dark Room of Nineteen Eighty-Eight.” She is the author of the short story collection Green Apples Along the Highway (2002), and the novella Nowhere to Be Found (1998), and the novels Sunday Sukiyaki Restaurant (2003), North Living Room (2009), and Untold Nights and a Day (2013).
Baek Min-seok (b. 1970) made his literary debut with “Candy Whom I Loved” in the quarterly Literature and Society . He is the author of the short story anthologies: 16 , Believe It or Not , The Errand Boy of Jangwon , and the novels Hey, We’re Going On a Picnic , Candy Whom I Loved , Poor Little Kid Hans , The Grotesque Tale of the Cotton Field , and The Dead Owl Farm .
Bak Solmay made her literary debut when she won Jaeum & Moeum New Writer’s Award in 2009. She is the author of two volumes of fiction, Eul and I Would Like to Write About It All .
The Turbulent Life of a Outsider Literary Intellectual The most thought-provoking conversation I’ve ever had with writer Bok Geo-il took place at the end of the 1990s. At the time, Korea was under IMF trusteeship, a part of history that Koreans will not soon forget. While Korea was undergoing such a devastating financial crisis, I arranged a roundtable with Bok Geo-il through Munye Joongang , the magazine I was afraid with. He was known as an economic expert and a cosmopolitan in literary circles. Another cosmopolitan writer who was visiting Korea, that is, the late translator Lee Yun-gi, was also...