For those of you in Korea who don’t have to work bright and early on a Monday morning, please tune in to TBS eFM at 11 am tomorrow. It’s the Steve Hatherly show, and I’ll be on it talking a bit about Korean literature in general, and certainly about Ko Un, who just became the first Asian to ever win the America Award given by the U.S. Contemporary Arts Educational Project.
The previous 17 recipients include Nobel Prize laureate Harold Pinter of England, Austrian Peter Handke and Syrian poet Adonis, so Ko is in some pretty rarefied company.
Listen to ME! ^^
That listening can be done here, if the notoriously weird Korean internet and its cruddy insistence on Active-X and Flash doesn’t do the listening in. ^^
And, in case you don’t know, here’s a picture of Ko Un: