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British Novelist Oyeyemi to Visit Korea to Reveal Her Literary Worldview, oh, yeah… the ice-cream on the cake? Kim Young-ha! Posted on October 1, 2014 by Korea Bizwire in Culture & Society, Editor’s Choice with 0 Comments Partly amusing because the idea of a “non-Korean” (meaning non-white or not ethnic Korean) being chosen as a…

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Review: Magnolia and Lotus: Selected Poems of Hyesim

Magnolia and Lotus: Selected Poems of Hyesim (Published by White Pine Press with the support of The Literature Translation Institute of Korea) begins with an introductory section of fifteen pages which while, plainly narrative and historical (as it has to be for western readers from whom much of the tradition from which this poetry flows might be…

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Han Yujoo (한유주) – Up and coming writer of “Lament” (English) and “My Left Hand Is the King and My Right Hand Is His Scribe” (among others in Korean)

After a series of emails with Kelly Falconer (All information is from Ms. Falconer unless otherwise indicated) at the Asia Literary Agency , KTLIT has put together a short biography of up and coming writer Han Yu-joo. Lament can be found here, at Words Without Borders. BIOGRAPHY Han Yujoo was born in Seoul in 1982.…

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“Momma are We There Yet?” Korean Literature Bookstore Failure in Berkeley

(With apologies to DUMBFOUNDEAD for stealing a title) On the road for vacation and, as always, checking local bookstores for Korean literature. This time (as last time) I stopped in at Eastwind Books, whose motto is: Bookselling since 1982:  Asian American literature, Asian Studies, Ethnic Studies, Language Learning, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Martial Arts, Qigong, Children’s Books,…