The Editor and I have begun to translate some works of 박민규/Park Min-gyu. This is partly the result of a question asked on this blog, “is there humor in Korean literature,” (asked here and sort of answered here) and also because The Editor is a wise man, and many years ago picked Park as an up and coming author, worth looking at.
Park is a sometimes controversial author in Korea, for his work is absurdist, funny, and very modern. He is also sometimes controversial because his appearance can be self-consciously odd. Particularly, he is known for his long hair and goggles.
(The last two photos are from http://ozzyz.egloos.com/2722880 and are likely a copyright infringement)
All very interesting, but be sure to check back for what is important, his work!