This is one of the authors who spoke at the Daesan Foundation Seoul Literature Forum two weeks ago. He now has a Wiki page, and it looks like this..
|Born||December 0, 1959 (age 52)|
Lee Seung-u was born in Jangheung, Jeollanam-do in 1959.  Lee Seung-u graduated from Seoul Theological University and studied at Yonsei University Graduate School of Theology. One of the outstanding writers to have emerged in South Korea after the political repression of the 1980s, he is today Professor of Korean Literature at Chosun University.  Lee’s literary career started with his novel A Portrait of Erysichton, which was triggered by his shock at the assassination attempt of Pope Paul II in 1981. This work received the New Writers Award from Korean Literature Monthly.  In 1993 Lee’s Two Sides of Life was awarded the 1st Daesan Literary Award  and he has also received he East West Literature Prize for I Will Live Long, he has also won the Contemporary Literature Award for Fiction and the Hwang Sun-won Literary Award.
Lee has received high critical acclaim in Korea, but is more publicly popular in France than in Korea. In Portrait of Erysichton, In the Shadow of Thorny Bushes, and Two Sides of Life ), Lee Seung-u works on the notion of Christian redemption and how it intersects with human life, demonstrating how tension between heaven and earth are revealed in quotidian life.  Other works, including A Conjecture Regarding Labyrinth and To the Outside of the World face up to disillusionment pursuant to the corruption and devaluation of language. 
Works in English
Works in Korean (Partial)
A Portrait of Erysichton
In the Shadow of Thorny Bushes
Two Sides of Life
SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS
Mr. Koo Pyeongmok’s Cockroach
To the Outside of the World
A Conjecture Regarding Labyrinth