Kim Young-ha (b.1968) debuted in the quarterly magazine Review in 1995 with the short story “Reflections in the Mirror.” His short story collections include What Happened to the Guy Stuck in the Elevator? and He’s Back, None the Wiser . His novels are I Have the Right to Destroy Myself , Why Arang , Black Flower , Your Republic Is Calling You , Quiz Show , I Hear Your Voice , and How a Murderer Remembers . He is an op-ed writer for The New York Times and has won the Hyundae Literary Award, the Dong-in Literary Award, and the Yi Sang Literary Award.
Kim Yu-Jeong (1908 ~ 1937) was a Korean novelist. He made his literary debut with the publication of "Wanderer Among the Hills” in 1933. Kim's work was described as "rich and earthy". He wrote approximately 30 short stories, most of which were published in the three years before his death. His 1936 story The Camellias is about the residents of a Korean farming village; its implicit sexuality was more explicit in his 1935 Rain shower . His 1937 story The scorching heat was considered gloomy. He died of pulmonary tuberculosis on March 29, 1937.
Ko Jung-hee (1948–1991) authored ten poetry collections in her lifetime, including Memorial Day (1983) for which she received the Republic of Korea Literature Award. All Things that Disappear Leave a Space Behind was published posthumously in 1992. She was known for her resistance poetry, based particularly upon the Gwangju Uprising, as well as for her lyric poems.
For his keen sensitivity, outstanding powers of intuition, breadth and depth of imagination, and skillful use of language—as well as the maturity of his understanding of life—Ko Un is widely acknowledged to be Korea’s most prolific and revered poet. His is an immense literary achievement of 155 books, out of which almost 70 are poetry collections. He recently published Untitled Poems, a collection of 607 poems covering 1,013 pages. Ko Un was born in 1933 in Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do Province, South Korea. He made his official debut as a poet in 1958 when he was living as a Buddhist monk. In...
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...
Kwon Yeo-sun (b. 1965) is the author of four novels: The Blue Opening, House of Clay Figurines, Legato , and, most recently, Lemon ; five short story collections: The Virgin Skirt, Pink Ribbon Days, Red Fruits in My Garden, The Nutmeg Forest , and Hello, Drunkard ; and a book of essays: What Do We Eat Today? She has received the Sangsang Literary Award, Oh Yeongsu Literature Award, Yi Sang Literary Prize, Hankook Ilbo Literary Award, Tong-ni Literature Prize, and Lee Hyo-seok Literary Award. The Japanese translation of Hello, Drunkard was published by Shinkansha in 2018.