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South Korea


HAN YUJOO debuted in 2003 with her short story ‘To the Moon’, which won Literature and Society‘s New Writers Award.

A 'Bright Young Thing' of Korean literature, her first novel, The Impossible Fairy Tale, will be translated into English by Janet Hong and published in 2016 by Graywolf Press. She has also published three collections of short stories in Korea: To the Moon, Book of Ice and My Left Hand the King My Right Hand the King’s Scribe.

Ms Han read German literature at Seoul National University, and has translated the works of Geoff Dyer and Michael Ondaatje into Korean. She won the prestigious Hankook Ilbo Literary Award in 2009 and currently teaches at the Seoul Institute of the Arts. The French translation of The Impossible Fairy Tale will be published by Decrescenzo in 2016.

Han Yujoo is represented by the Asia Literary Agency.

'Speeding Past', translated by Janet Hong, is published in ALR Issue 30, Spring 2016. Click here to buy a copy or subscribe.

May 2016 - read our PEN Atlas Q&A with Han Yujoo and Cheon Myeong-kwan in conversation with the ALR's Phillip Kim.

Previously published in the Asia Literary Review

Black and White Photographer, translated by Janet Hong


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