Lee Dong-ha made his literary debut in 1966 when his short story “The War and the Squirrel” won the Seoul Shinmun New Writer’s Contest. He is the author of short-story collections including The Valley after Nightfall ; A Study on Violence ; Samhakdo ; Before the Door ; Does the Lady Snail Know? ; Stinging Snowflake , and novels including Urban Swamp ; Hard Tongue ; and Toy City . He is also the recipient of Korea Creative Literature Award and Hyundae Munhak Award.
Lee Eung Jun
Lee Eung Jun (b.1970) is a poet and novelist. He first published a poem in the quarterly journal Literature & Criticism in 1990, and debuted as a novelist in 1994 when his short story appeared in the quarterly magazine Imagination. His published works include the poetry collection The Trees Rejected the Forest ; a short story collection titled My Girlfriend’s Funeral ; the novels Private Life of the Nation and All About My Romance ; and the serialized novel Night Cello . Lemon Tree is a 40-minute long film written and directed by Lee that screened at the New York...
Lee HyunSu made her literary debut in 1991 as the winner of the Chungcheong Ilbo New Writer’s Award. She is the author of the short story collection The Rosewood China Cabinet and the novels New Tales of Gisaeng and Four Days .
Lee Jaechan (b.1974) made his literary debut with Punch, which won him the Thirty-seventh Today’s Writer Award in 2013. He is the author of the novel Angela Syndrome .
Lee Jangwook (b.1968) made his literary debut with the publication of his poems in Contemporary Literature in 1994. He has authored two poetry collections, A Sand Mountain In My Dream (2002), and Hopeful Song at Noon (2006); essay collections on poetry, My Gloomy Modern Boy (2005) and Revolution and Modernism: Russian Poets and Thinkers (2005); a novel, Joyful Devils of Callot (2005); and a collection of short stories, The King of Confession (2010).
Lee Jimin made her literary debut by winning the Munhakdongne New Writer Award in 2000 for her novel Modern Boy . The novel was adapted into a movie of the same name in 2008. Her notable works include the novels Despair is Taboo , Marilyn and I , and Youthful Extremes , and the short story collection He Asks Me to See Him Off .
Lee Jung-myung is a writer of historical factions. His novels include The Painter of Wind , The Deep-rooted Tree , and The Investigator .
Lee Kiho is the author of two novels and five short story collections. His novel At Least We Can Apologize was published by Dalkey Archive Press in 2013. He has received the Lee Hyo-seok Literary Award, KBS Kim Seungok Literary Award, and the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award. He currently serves as a professor of creative writing at Gwangju University.
Lee Mun Ku
Lee Mun Ku (1941–2003) was born in Boryeong, South Chungcheong Province. Lee lost his father and brothers in the Korean War. Based on his own experiences with farmers and their villages, he turned their issues into literary works, thereby pioneering a new chapter for the agrarian novel. His many works include Gwangchon Essays , Our Town , and I Have Stood or Worked for Too Long .
Lee O Young
Lee O Young is a literary critic born in 1934, although this title alone is not enough to describe his illustrious career. An essayist who produced many bestselling books, he also writes novels and plays as well as reviews. He also founded the monthly Munhaksasang in 1972 and developed it into a leading magazine of Korean literature. Lee is a professor renowned at home and abroad and a researcher of Korean classical literature. He was the culture planner who organized the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1988 Seoul Olympics. When the Korean government launched the Ministry of Culture, he...