South Korea

Eun Heekyung

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Eun
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Heekyung
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Korean
South Korea

EUN Heekyung (fiction writer; South Korea) is the author of thirteen books of fiction, including the short story collections [To Try Talking with a Stranger] (1996), [Inheritance] (2002), [Beauty Looks Down on Me] (2007), [Like No Other] (2014); the novels [Save the Last Dance for Me] (1998), [Secrets and Lies] (2005), [Let Boys Cry] (2010), and [Gesture Life] (2012); and more. Her work has been translated into seven languages and won numerous awards, including the inaugural Munhakdongne Novel Award for her 1995 novel [Gift From a Bird].

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KIM Doyoon 김도윤

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KIM
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Doyoon
Female
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Korean

KIM Doyoon 김도윤 (fiction writer, librettist, translator, critic; South Korea) is the author of three books and many stories, as well as of opera libretti and scripts for plays. She is also a translator and dramaturg. Among her themes are white-collar crime, ancient legends and history, and hybrid cultures. Kim’s libretto “Vandal Sara” was awarded the Arko Create award, and was recently showcased. She participates courtesy of Arts Council Korea.

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LEE Chae Won

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LEE
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Chae Won
Female
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Korean

LEE Chae Won (fiction writer; South Korea), essayist and novelist, studied French literature. Her [My Beautiful Marathon] won the Hyundae Munhak Award for Novels in 2010, and was acknowledged by the Arts Council Korea in 2012.  Her [Run, Mural] won the 2011 Hanuri Munhak Award for Young Adult; [Sarah Sa Boutique], her 2014 short story collection, was selected as a Sejong Nanum Book. She participates courtesy of Arts Council Korea.

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KIM EuGene

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KIM
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EuGene
Female
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Korean
South Korea

KIM EuGene (fiction writer; South Korea) was awarded the Munhakdongne Young Writers Prize in 2011, then went on to win the Hwang Soon-won Young Writers Prize two years later. Under the pen name Kim Yujin she has published three novels, with [Summer] (2012)] being her most recent. She participates courtesy of Arts Council Korea.

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Kim Seoryung

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Family name: 
Kim
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Seoryung
Female
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Korean
South Korea

KIM Seoryung (fiction writer; South Korea) has since her debut in 2003 published seven books, including the novels [The Chop Waltz] (2010) and [Humming on the Bicycle] (2012), and the award-winning story collection [Where Do I Go] (2012).  Her most recent work is the collection of prose [We Need Sundays; 2013]; the novel [Nana] is being serialized in the daily Hankyoreh. She is an editor of the [Quarterly Literature Magazine] and an administrator in the literature division of the Asia Culture Network.

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KIM Kyung Uk

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KIM
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Kyung Uk
Male
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Korean
South Korea

KIM Kyung Uk (fiction writer; South Korea) is the award-winning author of six short story collections including [Is Leslie Chung Dead?] (2005), [Risky Reading] (2008) and [God Has No Grandchild] (2011), and six novels, among them [The Golden Apple] (2002), [Kingdom of Thousand Years] (2007), [Like a Fairy Tale] (2010) and [What is Baseball?] (2012). He teaches creative writing at Korea National University of Arts. He participates courtesy of the Arts Council Korea.

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Hae Yisoo

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Hae
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Yisoo
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Hae Yisoo
Male
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Korean
South Korea

HAE Yisoo (fiction writer; South Korea) made his debut in 2000. After two story collections, 캥거루가 있는 사막 [The Kangaroo in the Desert] (2006) and 젤리피쉬  [The Jellyfish] (2009), his first novel, 고쿄 [Gokyo Peak], will be published serially online this year.

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Choi Myoung Sook

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Choi
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Myoung Sook
Female
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Korean
South Korea

CHOI Myoung Sook (playwright; South Korea) is a lecturer of drama and modern culture at Soonchunhyang and Baeksuk Universities. She has written six staged plays, including 모텔 피아노 [Motel Piano] (2007), 두 아이 [Two Daughters](2011) and directed the [Actors Read Novels] series in Seoul from 2008 to 2012. The title play for her published collection, 그리고 또 하루 [And Again, Another Day] (2009), was staged at the 33rd Seoul Theatre Festival in 2012 and won the prize for drama. Her participation is funded by Arts Council Korea.

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Chan-kyung SUNG

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SUNG
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Chan-kyung
Male
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Korean
Korea

Jang-soon SOHN

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SOHN
Given name: 
Jang-soon
Male
Regions and Countries: 
Korean
Korea
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