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Yi Munyol

Yi Munyol

Yi Munyol Biography

Yi Munyol, one of Korea's most acclaimed writers, is the author of sixteen novels (many of which have sold into the millions), fifty-two novellas, and two collections of political and social commentary. His work has been translated into eight languages, and he has received numerous literary awards. He lives in South Korea.

Translator Kevin O'Rourke, an Irish priest (Columban Fathers), is a Professor of English at Kyunghee University in Seoul.

This biography was last updated on 12/19/2010.

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Our Twisted Hero
Our Twisted Hero

by Yi Munyol

This riveting allegory starts as a simple power play within a children's classroom, but turns into a chilling tale about the lust for power and desperate need for acceptance that reside within us all.
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