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The London Book Fair Korea Market Focus 2014: In conversation with Kim Young-ha

The London Book Fair Korea Market Focus 2014: In conversation with Kim Young-ha

Kim Young-ha will be in conversation about his novels, their translation into other languages and adaptation into film. He’ll also be talking about his literary influences, and how his writing reflects the literary traditions, history and culture of South Korea. Tickets: £10, book online Date: Friday 11 April, 19.00-20.00 Venue: London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, […]

The London Book Fair Korea Market Focus 2014: Lee Seung-U in conversation

The London Book Fair Korea Market Focus 2014: Lee Seung-U in conversation

On her return from East Asia, Dr Francesca Rhydderch, author of The Rice Paper Diaries (Seren 2013) interviews Korean writer Lee Seung-U. Lee is a novelist and professor of Korean literature at Chosun University. He is one of Korea’s foremost literary figures and was awarded the Daesan Literature Award in 1993. Wine reception to follow. […]

The London Book Fair Korea Market Focus 2014: Separations

The London Book Fair Korea Market Focus 2014: Separations

Authors from Korea, Pakistan and Singapore discuss their work and the question: How does the partition of a country and divisions of families affect its society and their work as writers? With Kyung-sook Shin, Qaisra Shahraz and Krys Lee. Supported by Pan Asian Women’s Association. This event is part of The Asia House Bagri Foundation […]

The London Book Fair Korea Market Focus 2014: Reading and Discussion with Kim Hyesoon

The London Book Fair Korea Market Focus 2014: Reading and Discussion with Kim Hyesoon

Join us for an evening of poetry by one of South Korea’s most important contemporary poets, Kim Hyesoon. Her experimental, unsettling poetry combines extreme, surreal and often violent imagery with a radical exploration of the female experience. This reading is hosted by Modern Poetry in Translation (MPT) to celebrate new publications of Kim Hyesoon’s work […]

The London Book Fair Korea Market Focus 2014: Edinburgh Reads with Kim Insuk and Han Kang

The London Book Fair Korea Market Focus 2014: Edinburgh Reads with Kim Insuk and Han Kang

We welcome Korean writers Kim Insuk and Han Kang, and Scottish writer Karen Campbell to our Edinburgh Reads programme. Join us to discuss their writing in response to ideas of the individual, family, emigration and society. Chaired by Serena Field. Tickets: Free, book online atwww.edinburghreads.eventbrite.co.uk Date: THURSDAY 10 APRIL, 19.00-20.00 Venue: Edinburgh Central Library, George […]

The London Book Fair Korea Market Focus 2014: Adaptations – From Page to Screen

The London Book Fair Korea Market Focus 2014: Adaptations – From Page to Screen

Hwang Sun-mi, Yoon Tae-ho and Martin Rowson In the UK as in Korea, cinematic adaptations of novels are as popular as ever. We explore the process of adaptation – online comics to films, books to films, and online formats to print. What happens to a story or a character and when it shifts from screen to page or […]

The London Book Fair Korea Market Focus 2014: Hwang Sok-yong in conversation with Jo Glanville

The London Book Fair Korea Market Focus 2014: Hwang Sok-yong in conversation with Jo Glanville

Hwang Sok-yong in conversation with Jo Glanville Register to attend Date: Thursday 10 April, 13.00-13.30 Venue: English PEN Literary Salon, Earls Court Hwang Sok-yong was born in Manchuria in 1943 and was raised in Korea after the liberation of Korea in 1945. During his teens and twenties, he wandered around in many places. Hwang fought as a […]

The London Book Fair Korea Market Focus 2014: Yi Mun-yol in conversation with Claire Armitstead

The London Book Fair Korea Market Focus 2014: Yi Mun-yol in conversation with Claire Armitstead

Yi Mun-yol in conversation with Claire Armitstead Register to attend Date: Thursday 10 April, 14.30-15.00 Venue: English PEN Literary Salon, Earls Court Yi Mun-yol was born in 1948. He made his debut as a novelist in 1979. Yi’s works were enriched by the classics of East Asia that he had naturally become familiar with during his childhood […]

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