Paik Gahuim (b. 1974) made his literary debut in 2001 when he won the Seoul Shinmun New Writer’s Award. He is the author of the short story collections, The Cricket Is Crying , Manager Jo’s Trunk , and The Hint is “Brother-in-law,” as well as the novel, Naphthalene .
Park Joon is a poet and editor at Changbi Publishers. His poetry collection I Took Your Name as Medicine was a bestseller, ranking ninth among bestselling poetry collections in the last five years by Interpark Books. He has received the Sin Dong-yup Prize for Literature.
Park Keum-san is a novelist. Park made his literary debut with “Accomplice” for the literary journal Munye Joongang in 2001. Kim’s novels include Island Table and Pretending to Exist , Not to Exist . He has also published a serialized novel Body Painting and the short story collections A Birthday Present and Did She See My Toes ?
Park Kyung-Ri was born in Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do Province in 1926 and died in Wonju, Gangwon-do Province in 2008. Park studied at Jinju Girls’ High School and went on to teach at many different schools. She was at Yeonan Girls’ Middle School in Hwanghae-do Province when the Korean War broke out in 1950. Her husband died in the war. After the war, she devoted her life to her writing. She made her debut by publishing a short story in Hyundae Munhak at the recommendation of Kim Tong-ni, a prominent Korean writer. Park Kyung-Ri’s representative work, Land , is an in-depth portrayal...
Born in 1949 in Uzbekistan, Mikhail Park is a writer and painter currently based in Moscow, Russia. Park graduated from the Dushanbe College of Fine Arts in Tajikistan, and made his literary debut in 1976. He writes in Russian and is a member of the Russian Authors’ Society (RAO) and the Artists’ Association of Russia. He has written seven full-length novels, six novellas, twenty short stories and two plays. Three of his short stories were published in Germany in 1992. Then, in 2003, four of his poems were introduced to readers in Canada. More recently, his novella Still Life with...
Park Min-gyu debuted in 2003 with two widely-acclaimed novels: The Sammi Superstar’s Last Fan Club and Legend of Earth’s Heroes. He has authored the short story collections Castella and Double , and the novels Ping Pong and Pavane for a Dead Princess . His books in translation include Pavane for a Dead Princess (Dalkey Archive, 2014), Pavane pour une infante défunte (Decrescenzo éditeurs, 2014), and Ping-Pong (Editions Intervalles, 2016).
Park Nohae is a poet, photographer, and revolutionary. His first poetry collection, The Dawn of Labor (1984), sold nearly a million copies despite being banned. He formed the South Korean Socialist Workers’ Alliance in 1989. He was arrested in 1991 and imprisoned for seven and a half years, during which time he published the essay collection Only A Person Is Hope (1997). He published his third poetry collection, So You Must Not Disappear , in 2010. He has held photo exhibitions in South Korea since 2010.
Park Seongwon was born in 1969 in Daegu. He debuted in 1994 with the short story "The Will" in Literature and Society . He is a professor of creative writing at Keimyung University. He is the recipient of the Today's Young Artists Award, the Hyundae Literary Award, the Hyundae Buddhist Literature Award, and the Han Moosuk Literary Award. He has published the short story collections Steal Me , We Run , What Makes a City , and One Day .
Park Soran studied creative writing at Dongguk University. She won the Sin Dong-yup Prize for Literature in 2015 for her first poetry collection Words Close to the Heart. The following year, she was awarded the Tomorrow’s Korean Writer Award by the Writers Association of Korea.
Park Wansuh (1931–2011) was one of Korea’s most revered writers. She debuted at the age of forty and wrote over a hundred novels and short stories in a career that spanned almost forty years. She received several prestigious awards, including the Republic of Korea’s Geumgwan Order of Cultural Merit. Recently published translations of her books include Who Ate up All the Shinga? (Columbia University Press, 2009), Lonesome You (Dalkey Archive, 2013), and Was that Mountain Really There? (Kitaab, 2018).