If you squint and tint your head slightly, you can probably get away with counting this event as one of the first Korean literature translated events taking place this year. I am not taking into account the monthly KLN (Korean … Continue reading Metafictional Murder in South Korea [Literature event 10th July]
It is November 15th 2016 and I am sitting inside a busy coffee shop just near to Dongguk University Station in Seoul. It has just gone 10 minutes past four in the afternoon and I am chatting with Barry Welsh. I … Continue reading Coffee & Literature: An interview with Barry Welsh
Her voice is soft and focussed. Her hands are an extension of her words, as she uses them to express herself whilst describing to BBC Journalist Razia Iqbal where she got the idea of writing The Vegetarian. It is … Continue reading Han Kang and Deborah Smith at the British Library (Man Booker International 2016)
Korea’s unique history has had a deep long lasting influence on the country’s literature. Whether these literary works reflect and explore such themes as; history & memory; family and love. It is through these subjects that they convey their stories … Continue reading Korean Literature in the UK : Director Kabsoo Kim Interview
So there I was trying to get a place on the coveted Korean literature night at the Korean Cultural Centre to discuss the book, Please look after mother by Kyoug Sook Shin. I had the pleasure of having read the book already. The KCC rarely do anything literature related and its such a joy to encounter when they do. Unfortunately I was not successful and missed out on the first literature night that took place last month in Feb. Feeling left out, I thought due the limited number of spaces, people must be feeling the same and surely there was … Continue reading I started a Korean Novel Book Club!!