Seo Joon-hwan made his literary debut in the quarterly Literature and Society in 2001 with his short story “Aquarium.” He is the author of the short story collection You Are the Memories of the Moon and the novels The Goldberg Variations and The Death of Robespierre .
Seo Yoo Mi
Seo Yoo Mi came into the spotlight in 2007 when her novels Fantastic Ant Lion’s Pit and A Cool Step Forward won the Munhak Soochup Writers Award and the Changbi Award for Novel, respectively, in the same year. Other works include the novels Your Monster , Beginning of the End , and Holding Turn , the novella Crack , and the short story collections Temporarily Human and The Day Everybody Leaves .
Shim Bo-Seon made his debut when he won the Chosun Ilbo New Writer’s Contest in 1994. He has authored the poetry collections Fifteen Seconds without Sorrow , Someone Always in the Corner of My Eye , and Today, I’m Not So Sure and has co-authored the essay collections Today’s Progressive Ideas and Smoked Art. He has received the Nojak Literary Prize, Kim Jun-Sung Literary Award, and Kim Jong-sam Poetry Award. He is a professor of culture and arts management at Kyung Hee Cyber University. English translations of his books include Fifteen Seconds without Sorrow (Parlor Press, 2016) and Someone Always...
Shin Cheolgyu debuted in 2011 when he won the Chosun Ilbo New Writer’s Contest for his poem “Drift Ice.” He published his first poetry collection, As Sad as the Earth , in 2017. His poem “Higher than the Heart” was selected as the winner of the 2018 Today’s Poetry Award by fellow writers and poets.
Shin Daechul has published the poetry collections For the Desert Island , For My Friend from the Gaema Highlands , Baikal Kiss , and I Don’t Know Who You Are but I Love You . He has received the Baek Seok Prize for Literature, the Pak Tu-Jin Literary Award, and the Kim Daljin Literary Award.
Shin Dalja is a member of the National Academy of Arts, and has served as the chair of the Society of Korean Poets. She has received the Republic of Korea’s Eungwan (Silver Crown) Order of Cultural Merit, the Chong Chi-Yong Literature Prize, the Daesan Literary Award, and the Gong Cho Literature Award. Her poetry collection Paper has been translated into Mongolian and Spanish, and Passionate Love into German.
Shin Kyung-sook is a writer. Born in Jeongeub, North Jeolla Province in 1963. She made her literary debut in 1985 when her novella "A Winter Fable" won the Munye Joongang Literary Award for Best First Novel. She is the author of seven short story collections, including The Blind Calf , The Sound of Bells , Unknown Women , and Moonlight Tales , and seven novels, including An Isolated Room , Lee Jin , Please Look After Mom , and I'll Be Right There . She has received a number of prestigious literary awards at home and abroad, including the Yi...
Sim Yunkyung earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Molecular Biology at Seoul National University. She has received the Hankyoreh Literature Award and the Muyeong Literary Award. She has published five novels and a few children’s books.
Song Chanho has authored the poetry collections The Soil Has a Quadrilateral Memory , A Chair Empty for Ten Years , Red Eye Camellia , The Night of the Cat’s Return , Pink Wooden Clogs , and Like the Goose Going Out to Play in a Field of Kalimeris Asters . The Night of the Cat’s Return was published in English in 2015. He has received the Kim Su-Young Literary Award, the Daesan Literary Award, and the Yi Sang Literary Award.
Song Ha-choon is a writer. He made his literary debut with a short story that won the Chosun Ilbo New Writer’s Contest in 1972. He is the author of the short story collections The Fall That Just Passed By , The Daughters of Habaek , and The Sphinx Does Not Know Either , and the novels Against the Wind and Climbing the Pacific .