Eun Hee-kyung goes up on the Wikipedia

KTLIT LogoAs part of the semi-support I’m giving the LTI Korea Foreigner Essay Contest 2012, I’m making sure that there are Wikipedia pages for all the authors involved. I’d put Kim In-suk up a while ago (complete with picture!), and now Eun Hee-kyung is also present.

I have interviews out with each of those authors, which should give me information to further populate the Wiki pages.

For now, it looks a little like this:

 

Eun Hee-kyung

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Eun Hee-kyung
Hangul 은희경
Hanja 黃順元
Revised Romanization Eun Hee-kyung
This is a Korean name; the family name is Eun.

Contents

Life

Eun Hee-kyung was born in 1959 in Gochu County, Jeollabuk-do, Korea. She took a literature degree at Sookmyung Women’s University, and graduate degree in literature from Yonsei University, both in Seoul. [1] Eun made her entrance to the Korean literary scene in 1995 with her short novel Duet. The next year won the Munhakdongne Fiction Award for her novel A Gift From a Bird [2] which portrayed the world of adults through the skeptical eyes of a 12 year old narrator. [3] Since her debut she has written 10 books, including six collections of short stories and four novels. Secrets and Lies, published in 2005, is the three-generation story of two interrelated families[4]
Eun has won other awards as well including the 1997 Dongseo Literature Award, the 1998 Yi Sang Literary Award, the 2000 Korean Literature Award[5], and the 2007 Dong-in Literary Award for Beauty Snubs Me (아름다움이 나를 멸시한다). [6] In 2012 her story Discovery of Solitude was chosen by LTI Korea as one of three short stories to be the subject of their LTI Essay competition. [7]

Work

Eun’s writing combines quotidian trivialities, a sometimes jesting style, sophistication and cynicism. One of her primary themes is the impossibility of real communication between people. Eun is also a feminist, although she often departs from any kind of theoretical approach in her exploration of the larger human condition and, in fact, is intensely suspicious of any ideological approaches to life. [8]

Selected Works

Duet (1995)
A Gift From a Bird (1996)
Talking to a Stranger (1997)
Save the Last Dance for Me (1998)
Was it a Dream (1999)
Happy Ones do not Look at the Clock (1999)
Minor League (2001)
Secret and Lie (2005)
Beauty Snubs Me (2007)

Works in Translation

El regalo del ave Eun Hee-kyung, Emecé, 2009

La stanza di mia moglie Eun Hee-kyung, Cafoscarina, 2004

Ein Geschenk des Vogels Eun Hee-kyung, Pendragon, 2005

Les Boîtes de ma femme Eun Hee-kyung, Zulma, 2009

Secrets and Lies Eun Hee-kyung, Munhakdongne Publishing Corp. 2005, 318p, ISBN 8982819401

A Gift from a Bird Eun Hee-kyung, Munhakdongne Publishing Corp. 1995, 435p, ISBN 9788954613651 (reprinted in 2010)

References

  1. ^ http://ko.wikipedia.org/wiki/은희경
  2. ^ Korean Writers The Novelists. Minumsa Publishing. P.49
  3. ^ Boys, Be Yourselves: Novelist Eun Hee-kyung, LIST Magazine, Volume 11, Summer 2011:http://www.list.or.kr/articles/article_view.htm?Div1=9&Idx=623
  4. ^ Boys, Be Yourselves: Novelist Eun Hee-kyung, LIST Magazine, Volume 11, Summer 2011:http://www.list.or.kr/articles/article_view.htm?Div1=9&Idx=623
  5. ^ Korean Writers The Novelists. Minumsa Publishing. P.50
  6. ^ http://ko.wikipedia.org/wiki/동인문학상
  7. ^ http://www.ktlit.com/korean-literature/2nd-annual-korean-literature-english-essay-contest
  8. ^ Korean Writers The Novelists. Minumsa Publishing. P.50

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