Bo-Young Kim author biography, plus links to books by Bo-Young Kim.

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Bo-Young Kim

Kim Bo-Young is one of Korea's most unique and important authors. Her first published work of fiction, a novella titled "The Experience of Touch," unanimously won the award for the best novella at the Korean Science & Technology Creative Writing Awards in 2004. In 2010 she published a two-volume collection of short stories, The Story Goes That Far and An Evolutionary Myth. 2013 saw the publication of her first novel, The Seven Executioners, which won the South Korean SF Award. Kim's work enjoys widespread popularity in Korea and has been praised by award-winning film directors Park Chan-wook and Bong Joon-ho. She acted as a script advisor for Bong's 2013 film Snowpiercer.

Sophie Bowman is a PhD student at the University of Toronto where she studies and translates Korean literature. Her research focuses on women authors writing during the post-Korean War dictatorships and her translations of Korean fiction have been published in Clarkesworld, Guernica, Koreana and Korean Literature Now magazines.

Sung Ryu is a translator based in Singapore. Her translations include Shoko's Smile by Choi Eunyoung (2021), Tower by Bae Myung-hoon (2021), and the Korean edition of Grandma Moses: My Life's History (2017) by Anna Mary Robertson Moses. She translated the Jeju myth "Segyeong Bonpuri" (Origins of the Harvest Deities) for her MA thesis.

This biography was last updated on 04/06/2021.

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