Kim Kyung-uk debuted in 1993 with the novella Outsider published in the quarterly review Writer’s World . His short story collections are Is Leslie Cheung Really Dead? (2005), Risky Reading (2008), God Has No Grandchildren (2011), and Young Hearts Never Grow (2014). His novels are Like a Fairytale (2010) and What Is Baseball? (2013). He won both the Hyundae Literary Award and the Dong-in Literary Award.
Kim Min Jeong
Kim Min Jeong entered the South Korean literary scene in 1999 when she won the Munye Joongang Literary Award for Best First Poem. Her poetry collections include Flying Porcupine Maiden , She Began to Feel - for the First Time , and Let It Be Beautiful and Useless . She has received the Pak In-hwan Literary Award, the Contemporary Poetry Prize, and, more recently in 2018, the Yi Sang-hwa Poetry Award. Her poetry has appeared in English in Poems of Kim Yideum, Kim Haengsook & Kim Min Jeong (2017).
Kim Nam Jo
Kim Nam Jo was born in Daegu in 1927 and attended a girls’ school in Kyushu, Japan. She graduated from the College of Education at Seoul National University with a B.A. in Korean education. Kim made her literary debut with the publication of her poem, “Lingering Image,” in Yonhap News in 1950 and launched her career as a poet with her first collection of poems, Life in 1953. Kim’s poems express a subtle and feminine sensibility that carries on a lineage of female poets such as Moh Youn Sook and Noh Cheonmyeong from before Korean liberation from Japan. She is...
Kim San debuted in 2007 by winning the New Poet Prize awarded by the literary journal The Poet’s World . His first poetry collection, KiKi , was published in 2011. He received a writing grant from the Daesan Foundation in 2013, and the Jeju 4·3 Peace Prize in 2016 for Rope .
Kim Sehee is the author of the short story collection Unremarkable Days . She debuted in 2015 with the short story “Shallow Sleep,” which won World Literature ’s New Writer Award. In 2018, she won the Munhakdongne Young Writers’ Award for the short story “Unremarkable Days,” which is excerpted here.
Kim Seong-Dong ’s childhood was spent in the turmoil of the Japanese occupation, independence, and the Korean War. He dropped out of school in 1965 to join a Buddhist monastery, but was excommunicated on charges of defaming his order when his short story “Moktakjo” was published in the Jugan Jonggyo weekly in 1975. His writing career took off when he won the Korean Literature New Writer’s Award in 1978 for the novella Mandala . Mandala was adapted into a movie in 1981, and has since appeared in translation in France, Bulgaria, Germany, and Argentina.
Kim Seung Il
Kim Seung Il ’s poetry first appeared in the journal Lyric Poetry and Poetics in 2007. He published his first poetry collection, Prometheus, in 2016.
Kim Seung-Hee was born in Gwangju in 1952. Her life as a poet began when she won the New Writers' Award of the Gyeonghyang newspaper in 1973; in 1994 she also gained recognition as a novelist, with the short story "On the way to Santa Fe." A volume of English translations of some of her earlier poems, I Want to Hijack an Airplane , was published by Homa & Sekey (New York) in 2004; a selection from her more recent collection, Walking on a Washing Line was published by EAS Cornell University in 2011.
Born in Osaka, Japan in 1941 and raised in Suncheon, South Jeolla Province, Korea, Kim Seungok graduated from the Department of French Language and Literature at Seoul National University. He made his literary debut in 1962 when his short story “Practice for Life” won the Hankook Ilbo New Writer’s Award. In the same year, he founded The Age of Prose , a small literary magazine, along with his friends, such as Kim Hyeon and Choi Ha-rim. Kim launched into a literary career by publishing the short stories “Geon” and “Fantasy Notebook” in the magazine. Throughout the 1960s, he continually published...
Kim So Yeon
Kim So Yeon has published four poetry collections, two essay collections, one children’s book, and one picture book. She has received the Nojak Literary Award and the Hyundae Literary Award for poetry. Her poems have appeared in Mānoa .