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Kim Yeon-su

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.
Kim Yeon-Su
Born December 0, 1970 (age 43)
South Korea
Occupation Author
Language Korean
Nationality South Korean
Ethnicity Korean
Period 1970-Present
Genres Modernist
Kim Yeon-su
Hangul 김연수
Revised Romanization Kim Yeon-su

Kim Yeon-su(born 1970) (Hangul: 김연수) is a South Korean writer.

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Life

Kim Yeon-su was born in Kimcheon, Kyeongsangbuk-do in 1970. He graduated with a degree in English Literature from Sungkyunkwan University, which was founded in 1398 as the highest national educational institute in the early years of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. After graduation Kim was an office worker by day, a translator at night, and spent the remainder of his time writing novels. [1] In 1997 Kim worked as as a reporter for a woman’s magazine, and this experience was also key to his outlook that daily life is difficult[2].

Work

Kim made his debut in 1993 with a poem in the journal Jakka Segye (Writer’s World) and the next year published a novel I Wear a Mask (Gamyeon-eul Gariki-myeo Geotgi). His work World’s End Girlfriend sold 40,000 copies in less than three months of publication[3] As a young author, Kim’s works are just now being translated with only the short story New York Bakery already published[4]. Ne-ga Nugu-deun, Eolmana Oeropdeun (Whoever You are, No matter how lonely you are) is being translated into Japanese, Chinese, and Russian, while Saranghae, Seonnyeong-a (I Love You, Seonnyeong) is being translated into French. The French translation of his 2005 collection of short stories Na-neun Yuryeong Jakga Imnida (I’m a Ghost Writer) has been completed and is waiting to be published by Zulma Publishing and the collection is also being translated into German and English. [5]

Awards

Dong-in Literary Award (2005) When Still a Child
Daesan Literary Award (2005) I am a Ghostwriter
Hwang Sun-won Literary Award (2007) The Comedian Who Went to the Moon
Yi Sang Literary Prize (2009) Five Pleasures for Those Who Take Walks

Works in English

New York Bakery

Works in Korean (Partial)

Collections
• 《스무살》 (문학동네, 2000)
• 《내가 아직 아이였을때》 (문학동네, 2002)
• 《나는 유령작가입니다》 (창작과 비평, 2005)
• 《세계의 끝 여자친구》 (문학동네, 2009)
• Long Fiction
• 《가면을 가리키며 걷기》 (세계사, 1994)
• 《7번국도》 (문학동네, 1997)
• 《꾿빠이 이상》 (문학동네, 2001)
• 《사랑이라니, 선영아》 (작가정신, 2003)
• 《네가 누구든 얼마나 외롭든》 (문학동네, 2007)
• 《밤은 노래한다》 (문학과 지성사, 2008)
• 《7번국도 REVISITED》(문학동네, 2010)
• 《원더보이》 (문학동네, 2012)
• 《파도가 바다의 일이라면》 (자음과모음, 2012)
Translations
• 조지 쉬언,《달리기와 존재하기》(한문화, 2003)
• 레이먼드 카버,《대성당》(문학동네, 2007)
• 하 진,《기다림》(시공사, 2007)

References

  1. ^ Kim Yeon-su, A Novelist Who Aspires to Do Something New, Korea Net, May 03, 2012. http://www.korea.net/NewsFocus/People/view?articleId=100242
  2. ^ The Indefinable Boundary of Fact and Fiction, LIST Magazine, Vol.7 Spring 2010
  3. ^ The Indefinable Boundary of Fact and Fiction, LIST Magazine, Vol.7 Spring 2010
  4. ^ Koreana, Vol 26 No 3, Autumn 2012, 92-103
  5. ^ Kim Yeon-su, A Novelist Who Aspires to Do Something New, Korea Net, May 03, 2012. http://www.korea.net/NewsFocus/People/view?articleId=100242

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