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 / 10 Magazine Interview with Shin Kyung-sook

NOTE: This is from my piece in 10 Magazine, to which you should immediately subscribe! In person, Shin Kyung-sook is modest and restrained, but there has been nothing modest or restrained about the success of her book Please Look After Mom(엄마를 부탁해). The book was named an Amazon top-10 book of the year while entering…

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…