Translated and published with LTI Korea’s support, Ashes and Red by Pyun Hye Young was chosen as the 2016 Book of the Year by the literary website, Granice.pl. This is the first time a Korean novel has been chosen since The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Hwang Sun-mi, which was selected as the Book of the Year in the children’s books category in 2012. Critics rated Pyun’s book as “reminiscent of the works of Camus and Kafka who depicted our absurd lives” and as “the most interesting book published in 2016.” Philippe Picquier published the French edition of Ashes and Red. Arcade Publishing is set to publish the English edition in the UK. You can read an excerpt in Volume 33 of this magazine.