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 Jung-myung is a writer of historical factions. His novels include The Painter of Wind , The Deep-rooted Tree , and The Investigator .
Lee Kiho is the author of two novels and five short story collections. His novel At Least We Can Apologize was published by Dalkey Archive Press in 2013. He has received the Lee Hyo-seok Literary Award, KBS Kim Seungok Literary Award, and the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award. He currently serves as a professor of creative writing at Gwangju University.
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 .