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Korean Literature Now Newsletter - SEPTEMBER 2018

  • onSeptember 15, 2018
  • byKorean Literature Now
Celebrating Ten Years of Publication

This year, KLN completes a decade of continuous publication since it launched in fall 2008 as _list: Books from Korea.  

We wanted to celebrate this milestone in a special way. So we put together a special anniversary issue featuring works by five novelists and five poets. These 10 writers and their works were not chosen arbitrarily—We asked 10 renowned Korean writers and literary critics to each pick one author and work from the past 10 years that they would like to recommend to international readers.

Did you notice what we did there? 10 writers introduced by 10 writers for the 10th anniversary special. Isn’t that the perfect way to celebrate KLN at TEN?  

We also organized a special event at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Writers Hwang Jungeun and Song Kyung-dong, who’re featured in the special issue, joined American writers Alexander Chee and John Freeman to discuss literature and resistance.

Don’t forget to give us your feedback about the special issue! We’re also always open to emails from our readers.  

Here’s to another ten years of fresh, exciting content! 

Warm regards,
Korean Literature Now Team