Yun Dong-ju (1917–1945) graduated from Yeonhui College, Seoul, and moved to Tokyo for further studies where he was arrested on charges of participating in the anti-Japanese independence movement. He died from torture at Fukuoka Prison in 1945. A collection of his poetry was published posthumously in 1948 as Sky, Wind, and Stars . “Foreword” and “Self-Portrait” are among his most famous poems. Sky, Wind, and Stars has been published in the US, France, Spain, Russia, China, and Japan.
Yun Heunggil is a novelist and professor of creative writing at Hanseo University. His representative works include The Rainy Spell , Armband , and The Man Who Was Left as Nine Pairs of Shoes . He is the recipient of numerous awards (the Korean Literature Writers Award, the Korea Creative Literature Award, the Hyundae Literary Award, the 21st Century Literature Award, and the Daesan Literary Award), and his works have appeared in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese, and other languages.
Yun Humyong is a poet and novelist who debuted as a poet in 1967 when his poem was published in the Kyunghyang Daily in 1967. His novel won the Korea Times New Writer’s Contest in 1979. His published works include a collection of poetry, An Expert Archer ; anthologies of short works, The Love of Don Juan , The Fox Hunt , Listening to the Music of Flowers ; and novels, Us to the Stars and A Generation Without a Promise . He is the recipient of the Hyundae Literary Award, Yi Sang Literary Award, and numerous other literary awards.
Yun I-Hyeong debuted with the short story “Black Starfish” in 2005 and has since published three short story collections, one novella, and a YA novel. She has received the Munhakdongne Young Writers’ Award and the Moonji Literary Award. English editions of her work include “Danny” and “Bloody Sunday.”
Yun Ko Eun
Yun Ko Eun has written three novels and three short story collections. She has received the Daesan Literary Award, Hankyoreh Literary Award, and Lee Hyo-seok Literary Award. Her novels The Zero G Syndrome and Travelers of the Night have been published in China.