Lee Dong-ha made his literary debut in 1966 when his short story “The War and the Squirrel” won the Seoul Shinmun New Writer’s Contest. He is the author of short-story collections including The Valley after Nightfall ; A Study on Violence ; Samhakdo ; Before the Door ; Does the Lady Snail Know? ; Stinging Snowflake , and novels including Urban Swamp ; Hard Tongue ; and Toy City . He is also the recipient of Korea Creative Literature Award and Hyundae Munhak Award.
Lee Eung Jun
Lee Eung Jun (b.1970) is a poet and novelist. He first published a poem in the quarterly journal Literature & Criticism in 1990, and debuted as a novelist in 1994 when his short story appeared in the quarterly magazine Imagination. His published works include the poetry collection The Trees Rejected the Forest ; a short story collection titled My Girlfriend’s Funeral ; the novels Private Life of the Nation and All About My Romance ; and the serialized novel Night Cello . Lemon Tree is a 40-minute long film written and directed by Lee that screened at the New York...
Lee Heejoo was born in Seoul in 1992 and graduated from the Korean literature department at Chung-Ang University. Phantom Limb (2016) is her debut novel and received Munhakdongne’s College Fiction Prize.
Lee Hyemi debuted at age eighteen by winning the JoongAng New Writer’s Award in 2006. She has authored the poetry collections Ultraviolet (2011) and Unexpected Vanilla (2016). Her poems have appeared in Modern Poetry in Translation , Asymptote , Words Without Borders , and Puerto del Sol .
Lee HyunSu made her literary debut in 1991 as the winner of the Chungcheong Ilbo New Writer’s Award. She is the author of the short story collection The Rosewood China Cabinet and the novels New Tales of Gisaeng and Four Days .
Lee Jae Ryang
Lee Jae Ryang debuted with the short story “Carol” in Literature Today magazine in 2014. She published her first novel, Yellow Submarine , in 2017.
Lee Jaechan (b.1974) made his literary debut with Punch, which won him the Thirty-seventh Today’s Writer Award in 2013. He is the author of the novel Angela Syndrome .
Lee Jangwook has authored two novels, Stranger than Paradise and Delightful Devils of Callot ; two short story collections, King of Confessions and Everything But a Giraffe ; four volumes of poetry, including The Mountain of Sand in My Sleep ; and a volume of critical essays, Revolution and Modernism . Request Line at Noon was published by Codhill Press in 2016.
Lee Jimin made her literary debut by winning the Munhakdongne New Writer Award in 2000 for her novel Modern Boy . The novel was adapted into a movie of the same name in 2008. Her notable works include the novels Despair is Taboo , Marilyn and I , and Youthful Extremes , and the short story collection He Asks Me to See Him Off .
Lee Juhye made her literary debut when she won the Changbi Newcomer’s Award in 2016. She published her debut novel, Jadu (Plum), in 2020. She translates from English into Korean, and her recent translations include An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P. D. James and Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry by Adrienne Rich.