Choi Suchol was born in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, in 1958. He completed a BA and MA in French Language and Literature at Seoul National University. He made his debut in 1981 when his short story “Blind Spot” won the Chosun Ilbo New Writer’s Contest. He is the author of several short story collections including A Castle in the Air ; Montage ; and Short Nap by the Roadside , and the novels including In the Stomach of a Whale ; An Anarchist’s Love ; Cicada ; Pest ; and Bed . He is also the recipient of the Yun Dong-ju...
Chun Woon-young is a novelist. Born in 1971, she made her debut in 2000 when her short story “The Needle” won the Dong-A Ilbo New Writers Contest. She is the author of the short story collections The Needle ; How She Uses Her Tears ; Myoungrang ; As You Know, Mother ; and the novels Farewell to the Circus and Ginger . She received the Arts Award of the Year.
Chung Serang debuted in 2010 with the short story “Dream, Dream, Dream” in the sci-fi fantasy magazine Fantastique . She has published six novels: Show Me Your Snaggletooth , Hana from Earth , As Close as This , Jae-in, Jae-uk and Jae-hun , School Nurse Ahn Eun-young , and Fifty People , and a collection of stories titled See You on the Rooftop . She has received the Changbi Prize in Fiction and the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award.
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.
Geppetto is a commentator on the Daum (Kakao) portal site who reads online news articles and posts comments on them in the form of poetry. The book Don’t You Use that Molten Steel is a collection of these poems.
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.