Moon Taejun is a program director at the Buddhist Broadcasting System. His writings include Crowded Backyard , Naked Foot , Flatfish , The Growth of a Shadow , and A Faraway Place . He is a recipient of the Dongsuh Literary Award, Nojak Literary Prize, Midang Literary Award, and Sowol Poetry Award. His poetry collection The Growth of a Shadow has been published in English and his poems “My Mother’s Prayer Beads” and “A Faraway Place” were published in The Guardian .
Oh Hyun-jong made (b.1973) her literary debut in 1999 when her short story “Addiction” won the New Writer’s Award after appearing in the monthly magazine Literature and Thought . Her major works include the short story collection Seiren , and the novels The Sacred Materialists and Sweet, Cold .
Oh Junghee ’s career as a writer began in 1968 with the publication of the short story “The Toy Store Lady.” In this debut work, a young elementary-school-aged girl feels abandoned by the world, and her aimless wanderings and sense of loss give shape to the story. For a while, images of lost souls such as this recurred in various forms throughout Oh’s work. Oh used the expression “a self-portrait of youthful misery” to describe the fiction from her early period that was published in her first story collection, The River of Fire (1977). The narrative situations show the distinctive...
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.