Chyung JinKyu In a career spanning five decades, Chyung JinKyu has published more than twenty volumes of poetry, for which he has received a number of awards including the Yi Sang Literary Award and the Manhae Literature Prize. Chyung has also served as a professor of creative writing at Hanyang Women’s University and chairman of the Society of Korean Poets in the past, and has been heading Contemporary Poetics as the editor-in-chief for thirty years. A translated collection of his poems entitled Tanz der Worte was published in Germany by Abera in 2006.
Djuna is a film critic and science fiction writer. Since 1994, she has been active as an anonymous online writer, although none of her personal information such as her real name, gender, age, education, and other miscellaneous information is available. Her short story collections are Battle of the Butterflies and The Pacific Continental Express ; and other published works of hers are the novel Jezebel and a collection of film reviews, Rambling in Front of the Screen .
Eun Heekyung is a novelist. In 1995, her novella A Duet won the Dong-A Daily New Writer’s Contest. Her short story collections include Talking to Strangers and Beauty Despises Me ; her novels are A Gift from a Bird , Let Boys Cry , and Life Unperturbed . She is the winner of the Yi Sang and Korea Times Literary Awards, among others.
Gong Ji-Young has received the Amnesty International Special Media Award, Catholic Literature Award, and the Yi Sang Literary Award. Her best-known works include Our Happy Time , The Crucible , and My Sister, Bongsoon . Her books in translation include Our Happy Time (Atria Books/Marble Arch Press, 2014), Nos Jours Heureux (Philippe Picquier, 2014), L'échelle de Jacob (Philippe Picquier, 2016), and Ma très chère grande soeur (Philippe Picquier, 2018).
Ha Chang-soo is a writer. Born in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province in 1960, he made his literary debut in 1987 when his novella "Cheongsanyugam" won the Munye Joongang Literary Award for Best First Novel. He is the author of the short story collections Picking Daffodils and The Man Who Passed Through Thirty Gates , and the novels Trap, People Who Don’t Turn Around , and 1987 . He is also the recipient of the Hankook Daily Literary Award.
Ha Seong-nan has published five short story collections, four novels, and two essay collections. Her short story collection The Woman Next Door is forthcoming from Open Letter Books. She has won the Dongin Literary Award, the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award, the Isu Literary Award, the Hyundae Literary Award, and the Hwang Sun-won Literary Award.
Han Kang has received the Man Booker International Prize 2016, the Yi Sang Literary Award, Today’s Young Artist Award, and the Manhae Literature Prize. English translations of her books include The Vegetarian (Portobello, 2015), Human Acts (Portobello, 2016), and The White Book (Portobello, 2018).
Han Yujoo debuted in 2003 by winning the Literature and Society ’s New Writers Award for the short story “To the Moon.” She won the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award in 2009. She has authored the short story collections To the Moon , Book of Ice , and My Left Hand the King and My Right Hand the King’s Scribe , and the novel The Impossible Fairy Tale , which has been translated into English and French. She is also a noted translator, whose works include translations of Michael Ondaatje’s The Cat’s Table , and Geoff Dyer’s But Beautiful and The...
Hwang Ji-woo has published several poetry collections, including Even Birds Leave the World , I am You , A Lotus in the Crab’s Eye , and One Day I’ll be Sitting in a Dingy Bar . He has received numerous awards, including the Kim Su-Young Literary Award, Hyundae Literary Award, Daesan Literary Award, and the Republic of Korea’s Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit. His books have been translated into English, German, French, Spanish, and Mongolian.
Hwang Jung-A is a literary critic, professor at Hallym Academy of Sciences, and editorial board member of Creation & Criticism journal. She received her PhD on the works of D.H. Lawrence from Seoul National University in 2003. Her publications include Humanities of Concept Criticism , Reconsidering Theories of Novel (co-authored), and translations into Korean of Why Marx was Right? by Terry Eagleton and Enduring Love by Ian McEwan.