Park Seongwon was born in 1969 in Daegu. He debuted in 1994 with the short story "The Will" in Literature and Society . He is a professor of creative writing at Keimyung University. He is the recipient of the Today's Young Artists Award, the Hyundae Literary Award, the Hyundae Buddhist Literature Award, and the Han Moosuk Literary Award. He has published the short story collections Steal Me , We Run , What Makes a City , and One Day .
Park Soran studied creative writing at Dongguk University. She won the Sin Dong-yup Prize for Literature in 2015 for her first poetry collection Words Close to the Heart. The following year, she was awarded the Tomorrow’s Korean Writer Award by the Writers Association of Korea.
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.
Ra Heeduk is a poet and professor of creative writing at Chosun University. She has authored eight poetry collections, including A Disappeared Palm , three essay collections, and two volumes of literary criticism. Her collections in translation include Scale & Stairs , Wild Apple , and Le ver à soie marqué d'un point noir . She has received the Kim Su-Young Literary Award, Today’s Young Artists Award, the Hyundae Literary Award, and the Midang Literary Award.
Seo Dong-Wook is a poet, philosopher, and literary critic. He is a professor of philosophy at Sogang University. He has published three poetry collections, one critical essay collection, and one book of essays, in addition to writing or translating several books of philosophy.
Seo Hajin is an assistant professor at Kyung Hee University’s Department of Korean Language and Literature. She has published two novels and six short story collections. The English edition of A Good Family came out from Dalkey Archive Press in 2015. She has received the Hahn Moo-Sook Literary Prize, Baek Shin-ae Literary Award, and Kim Jun Sung Literary Award.
Seo Hyoin debuted in 2006 and has authored three poetry collections, including Behavior Guidelines for the Boy Partisan and Yeosu , and two essay collections. He is the recipient of the Kim Su-Young Literary Award and the Cheon Sang-byeong Literary Award. He is editor-in-chief of Littor magazine.