Shin Kyung-sook’s next book in English: “I’ll Be Right There” publishes in Spring 2013

Shin Kyung-soook

My Friend in Publishing forwards to me the news that there has been a recent “rights” sale of a new work by  Shin Kyung-sook.

PLEASE LOOK AFTER MOM author and NYT bestseller Kyung-sook Shin’s I’LL BE RIGHT THERE!, about young love, youthful friendships, first college days and a mentor/professor who changes the lives of all of his students, to Robin Desser of Knopf, Louse Dennys of Knopf Canada and Luann Walther for Vintage, for publication in Spring 2013, by Barbara Zitwer Agency and KL Management.

In other words, pretty much the same group of characters who successfully shepherded Please Look After Mom to success. If you are a member of Publishers Marketplace, you can see this message in its entirety by logging in here.

The publication date, and a quick scan of Shin’s work in Korean, suggests that this will be an entirely new book. So that’s something for readers in both English and Korean to look forward to. KTLIT previously reported this as a rumor and with a slightly different title,  I’ll Be There.

4 thoughts on “Shin Kyung-sook’s next book in English: “I’ll Be Right There” publishes in Spring 2013

  1. “young love, youthful friendships, first college days and a mentor/professor who changes the lives of all of his students” puts this within the Romance and Chick-Lit genres — Romace is the best selling type of fiction.

    As such, this seems like an excellent choice, especially for a female audience — the largest group of readers.

    Korean translators should also look for and encourage mysteries/thrillers as those 2 genres also do quite well in translation.

    And, I would again say that a Korean writer who is interested in revenue should write a book with a thriller theme.

    Given that the DMZ is right on the border, there is plenty of fertile material and it would appeal to a publisher interested in a book with translation potential.

  2. Charles,

    Interesting.. I’ll see if Gord Sellar knows somewhere to send that page…

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