Kyung-Sook Shin’s (신경숙) Wonderful “I’ll Be Right There” (어디선가 나를 찾는 전화벨이 울리고) a review and confession.

1) “Wherever you go? There you are.” This was a difficult book to review, paradoxically because I liked it so much^^. And it is currently available on Amazon UK NOT the root Amazon site. Kyung-Sook Shin’s I’ll Be Right There  (Originally titled: 어디선가 나를 찾는 전화벨이 울리고, or something like “Somewhere the Phone is Ringing”)…

Shin interviewed in Hong Kong

Shin Kyung Sook (신경숙), “Please Look After Mom” (엄마를 부탁해) goes to Hong Kong, pronounced correctly, and more!

Beginning with a photo and short caption from the good folks at Yonhap:   And followed by an equally brief but amusing tutorial on how to pronounce Shin’s name. I mean, really, “sucrose?”  LOL.. that’s gonna send some people to the dictionary!   The Facebook Page of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, which features…

KTLIT on 1013 Mainstreet (TBS) Discussing Shin Kyung-sook’s Man Asia Literary Prize

Some important words of wisdom.^^ I discuss Shin Kyung-sook’s victory in the Man Asia Literary Prize, long-listing for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, what it means for Korean literature, and the Amazon Ripple Effect (trademark pending!^^). http://www.ktlit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/120320_CharlesM.mp3 for download or iPod   http://www.ktlit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/120320_CharlesM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Shin Kyung-sook ALSO listed for The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

Hot on the heels of Shin Kyung-sook’s victory in the Man Asia Literary Prize, The Independent announced today that her Please Look After Mom has been long-listed for the  Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. The Independent describes the award: The ‘Independent’ Foreign Fiction Prize remains not just Britain’s premier honour for modern writing in translation: with…