Kim Yu-Jeong (1908 ~ 1937) was a Korean novelist. He made his literary debut with the publication of "Wanderer Among the Hills” in 1933. Kim's work was described as "rich and earthy". He wrote approximately 30 short stories, most of which were published in the three years before his death. His 1936 story The Camellias is about the residents of a Korean farming village; its implicit sexuality was more explicit in his 1935 Rain shower . His 1937 story The scorching heat was considered gloomy. He died of pulmonary tuberculosis on March 29, 1937.
Ko Jung-hee (1948–1991) authored ten poetry collections in her lifetime, including Memorial Day (1983) for which she received the Republic of Korea Literature Award. All Things that Disappear Leave a Space Behind was published posthumously in 1992. She was known for her resistance poetry, based particularly upon the Gwangju Uprising, as well as for her lyric poems.
For his keen sensitivity, outstanding powers of intuition, breadth and depth of imagination, and skillful use of language—as well as the maturity of his understanding of life—Ko Un is widely acknowledged to be Korea’s most prolific and revered poet. His is an immense literary achievement of 155 books, out of which almost 70 are poetry collections. He recently published Untitled Poems, a collection of 607 poems covering 1,013 pages. Ko Un was born in 1933 in Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do Province, South Korea. He made his official debut as a poet in 1958 when he was living as a Buddhist monk. In...
Ku Hyoseo debuted in 1987 with “Joints,” which won a prize at the JoongAng Ilbo ’s annual contest. Ku is a prolific writer with more than thirty books over a career spanning thirty years. His best known works include Where the Clock Hung , Nagasaki Papa , Secret Door , How to Cross a Swamp, Rhapsody in Berlin , and A House with a Beautiful Sunset View and Other Stories . He has received the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award, Lee Hyo-seok Literary Award, Hwang Sun- won Literary Award, HMS (Hahn Moo-Sook) Literary Prize, and Daesan Literary Award. His books in...
Kwon Yeo-sun (b. 1965) is the author of four novels: The Blue Opening, House of Clay Figurines, Legato , and, most recently, Lemon ; five short story collections: The Virgin Skirt, Pink Ribbon Days, Red Fruits in My Garden, The Nutmeg Forest , and Hello, Drunkard ; and a book of essays: What Do We Eat Today? She has received the Sangsang Literary Award, Oh Yeongsu Literature Award, Yi Sang Literary Prize, Hankook Ilbo Literary Award, Tong-ni Literature Prize, and Lee Hyo-seok Literary Award. The Japanese translation of Hello, Drunkard was published by Shinkansha in 2018.
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 Hyemi debuted at age eighteen by winning the JoongAng New Writer’s Award in 2006. She has authored the poetry collections Ultraviolet (2011) and Unexpected Vanilla (2016). Her poems have appeared in Modern Poetry in Translation , Asymptote , Words Without Borders , and Puerto del Sol .
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 Jae Ryang
Lee Jae Ryang debuted with the short story “Carol” in Literature Today magazine in 2014. She published her first novel, Yellow Submarine , in 2017.