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).
Park YeonJoon won the JoongAng New Writer’s Award in 2004 with the poem “Give Me Ice.” She has published the poetry collections The Scream of Eyelashes, Father Called Me Sister-in-Law, and Venus Pudica, and the essay collection Disturbance.
Pyo Myoung-hee made her literary debut when she won the Changbi Prize for New Figures in Literature in 2001 with her short story, “Nocturnal Scenery.” She is the author of the short story collections Exit No.3 and Housemate , and the novels, Off Road Diary and The Gold Rush .
Pyun Hye-young is the author of five novels and four short story collections. Her works in English include Evening Courtship (Dalkey Archive, 2016), The Hole (Arcade Publishing, 2017), and City of Ash and Red (Arcade Publishing, forthcoming). Translations of her short fiction have been published in Words Without Borders , Drunken Boat , the New Yorker and Harper’s Magazine . Her novel The Hole won the 2017 Shirley Jackson Awards for best novel.