We had so much excellent material for this issue that we couldn't get it all into the book. Over the next months before we complete our next issue we'll be building an online supplement here. As well as gathering material from the archive of previous issues, we're adding essays from Jim Hoare, Lord Alton, John Swenson-Wright and Peter Hughes, the original Korean of translated pieces, additional stories and poems, and more. This issue isn't over yet!
In the News
BBC World Service: Newshour. Jang Jin-sung is interviewed about poetry, politics and human rights, 10 July 2012
Associated Press: Sylvia Hui's story on Jang Jin-sung is picked up by Huffington Post, CBS, Washington Post and over 200 papers worldwide.
Oxford's Rex Warner Literary Prize is awarded to Shirley Lee for her translations of Jang Jin-sung's poetry, published in the Korea Issue of the Asia Literary Review. Full report in New Focus (in Korean), 7 July 2012
The Korea Herald reviews our Korea issue
Our Korea issue, launched at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, 8 May 2012
The Man Asian Literary Prize is awarded to Shin Kyung-sook, 16 March, 2012
사형수 In the original Korean, the poems of Jang Jin-sung, North Korean defector and once the State Poet to Kim Jong Il.
Interview: Ruchir Sharma - The ALR interviews Morgan Stanley's Head of Emerging Markets Equity and Global Macro on the publication of his new book, Breakout Nations.
세계문단에서 이슈로 떠오르고 있는 한국문학 Joseph Lee's esaay on Korean Literature - original text
Korea in the Asia Literary Review's archive
Please Look After Mother by Shin Kyung-sook is reviewed by Literary Editor Kelly Falconer (first published in the TLS, April 2011)
Drifting House - a review of Krys Lee's novel by J. P. O'Malley
Chang-rae Lee is interviewed by Anis Shivani (Volume 16, 2010)
The Old Garden by Hwang Soh-yong - an extract from Volume 12, 2009
Mr Pak greets Deborah Kan in Pyongyang as she joins the New York Philharmonic on a ground-breaking trip to North Korea (Volume 9, 2008)
Inventing the Alphabet - Linda Sue Park's sensuous poem about the Hunminjeongeum (Volume 4, 2007)