Lee Mun Ku
Lee Mun Ku (1941–2003) was born in Boryeong, South Chungcheong Province. Lee lost his father and brothers in the Korean War. Based on his own experiences with farmers and their villages, he turned their issues into literary works, thereby pioneering a new chapter for the agrarian novel. His many works include Gwangchon Essays , Our Town , and I Have Stood or Worked for Too Long .
Lee O Young
Lee O Young is a literary critic born in 1934, although this title alone is not enough to describe his illustrious career. An essayist who produced many bestselling books, he also writes novels and plays as well as reviews. He also founded the monthly Munhaksasang in 1972 and developed it into a leading magazine of Korean literature. Lee is a professor renowned at home and abroad and a researcher of Korean classical literature. He was the culture planner who organized the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1988 Seoul Olympics. When the Korean government launched the Ministry of Culture, he...
Lee Seung-U, a former student of theology, made his literary debut in 1981 with the novella A Portrait of Erysichthon . Throughout his career, Lee has maintained an interest in theological and metaphysical issues, which is reflected in his writing style that meticulously depicts the inner workings of the human soul. His works deal with questions about morals arising in quotidian life as well as more universal issues concerning God, salvation, and guilt. In particular, Lee’s novels since 2000 have inquired into the meaning of reality and the everyday, thereby bringing together the sacred and the secular, and the mind...
Lee Young Ju
Lee Young Ju has published the poetry collections The 108th Man, Cold Candy, and Sister. Her poetry weaves freely between reality and fantasy, past and present, and the inside and outside.
Lim Solah has published the poetry collection Strange Weather and Good People and the novel The Best Life . She was chosen as the Best Writer for the Arts Council Korea’s Young Art Frontier Program in 2014.
Min Jin Lee
Min Jin Lee is a novelist. Her debut novel, Free Food for Millionaires was a New York Times Editor’s Choice, a Wall Street Journal Juggle Book Club Selection, and a national bestseller. She is a Morning Forum columnist at the Chosun Ilbo . She lives in Tokyo with her husband and son where she is working on her second novel Pachinko .