Ku Hyoseo debuted in 1987 with “Joints,” which won a prize at the JoongAng Ilbo’s annual contest. Ku is a prolific writer with more than thirty books over a career spanning thirty years. His best known works include Where the Clock Hung, Nagasaki Papa, Secret Door, How to Cross a Swamp, Rhapsody in Berlin, and A House with a Beautiful Sunset View and Other Stories. He has received 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 books in translation include Rhapsody in Berlin (Yilin Press, 2013) in Chinese and Nagasaki Papa (CUON, 2012) in Japanese.