Yi Sang (1910-1937) is a well-known author of the Japanese occupation period. He was active in every genre, writing poetry, fiction, and essays. His poems and stories, in particular, exhibit the characteristics of modernism in the 1930s. In his poems, he showed us the desolate landscape of the modern human mind, and with the use of anti-realist techniques in works such as “Crow’s Eye View, Poem No.I,” he gave us a stark view of his subject matter: pure anxiety and horror. In his stories, as well, he deconstructed the formal conventions of fiction and laid bare the modern condition. For...
Yi Won teaches creative writing and poetry at the Seoul Institute of the Arts and the Moonji Cultural Institute Saii. She has published four poetry collections and one essay collection. She has received the 2002 Poetry Award from the quarterly Contemporary Poetry , the 2005 Contemporary Poetry Prize, and the Opening the World with Poetry Award.
Yoo Jaehyun is a novelist and journalist. Deeply interested in Asian history and culture, he has published several books on the topic. Yoo has also published seven titles as part of the reportage series On the Road based on his experiences in Asia, Eastern Europe, USA, Israel, Palestine, and Cuba.
Yoon Sung-hee has authored the novels Spectators and First Sentence and the short story collections A House Made of LEGOs , Over There Is It You? , Cold , While They Laughed , and Resting on a Pillow . She has received the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award, Today’s Young Artists Award, Lee Hyo-seok Literary Award, and Hwang Sun-Won Literary Award. Spectators was published in Spanish as Espectadores (2017).
Youn Dae-Nyeong was born in 1962 in Yesan, South Chungcheong Province. He made his debut in 1990 by winning the New Writer Award sponsored by the monthly Munhak Sasang ( Literary Thought ). The recipient of Today’s Young Artist Award (1994), Yi Sang Literary Award (1996), Modern Literature Prize (1998), and Yi Hyo-seok Literary Award (2003), he has written the short story collections Sweetfish Fishing Reports , Behold the Southern Stairs , Many Stars Drifted to One Place , and There Walks Someone ; essay collections Things I Want to Tell Her and Mother’s Spoon and Chopsticks ; and novels...
Yu Gyeyoung studied creative writing at Dongguk University. She debuted in 2010 when Hyundae Munhak journal selected her poems for its Newcomer Recommendations. She has authored the poetry collections The Day of All Things , Now I Can Speak of Pure , and Does This Talk Make You a Bit Dizzy?
Yu miri is a Zainichi Korean novelist, playwright, and essayist.
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.