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Yun Dae-nyeong

Yun Dae-nyeong

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Yun Dae-nyeong
Born December 0, 1962 (1962-00-00) (age 48)
Occupation Novelist
Nationality South Korea
Period 1962-present
This is a Korean name; the family name is Yun.

Yun Dae-nyeong (born 1962) (Hangul: 윤) is a South Korean writer.


Yun Dae-nyeong was born in 1962 in Yesan, South Chungcheong Province. He graduated from Danguk University with a degree in French Language and Literature. He admitted, however, that in his college days he attended more Korean literature classes than French ones.[1] His early boyhood was spent with his grand-parents before he joined his parents at the age of eight. Yun’s family was semi-nomadic and he lived in a variety of places, but always in poverty. His habit of reading seems to have been established very early and by the time he attended junior high school, he devoured all the books that he could find around him.[2]

Yun wrote his first story as a senior high school student. During that year he continued writing, and was eager to win the entry prize at spring literary contests. In 1988, while he was a senior, his novel, “A Circle,” won the second best award at the spring literary contest sponsored by Daejeonilbo.[3]


Yun’s first short story, “Circle” (Won), was published in Daejeon News (Daejeon Ilbo) in 1988 and republished in Literary Thought (Munhak sasang) in 1990. With his following works, “My Mother’s Forest” (Eomma ui sup), “Silverfish Memorandum” (Euno naksi tongsin), “A Memorandum: Miari, 9 January 1993” (1/9/93 Miari tongsin), and “Once in a While, a Cow Visits a Motel” (Soneun yeogwan euro deuleo onda gakkeum), Yoon Daenyeong established a reputation as a writer who captures the ethos and sensibilities of Korean people during 1990s.[4] Yun Dae-nyeong made his major literary debut in 1990 as the winner of the New Writer Award from the monthly Munhak Sasang (Literary Thought). This was the first of many awards including Today’s Young Artist Award (1994), Yi Sang Literary Award (1996), Modern Literature Prize (1998), and Yi Hyo-seok Literary Award (2003).[5] Yun has written extensively: short story collections Sweetfish Fishing Reports, Behold the Southern Stairs, Many Stars Drifted to One Place, and There Walks Someone; and essay collections including; Things I Want to Tell Her and Mother’s Spoon and Chopsticks; and novels I Went to See an Old Movie, Mi-ran, A Traveler in the Snow, Between Heaven and Earth, and Why Did the Tiger Go to the Sea?[6]

Works in English

Between Heaven and Earth

Works in Korean (Partial)

Sweetfish Fishing Reports
Behold the Southern Stairs
Many Stars Drifted to One Place
There Walks Someone
‘Things I Want to Tell Her
Mother’s Spoon and Chopsticks
I Went to See an Old Movie
Mi-ran, A Traveler in the Snow
Between Heaven and Earth
Why Did the Tiger Go to the Sea?’


  1. ^ Brother Anthony of Taize,
  2. ^ Brother Anthony of Taize,
  3. ^ Brother Anthony of Taize,
  4. ^ KLTI,
  5. ^ Changbi Publishers,
  6. ^ Changbi Publishers,
    NOTE: The Changbi links are now broken, a brilliant strategy I assume Changbi has adopted in the hopes that it will kill his Wikipedia page. WTF is wrong with these people?