October 2021: London: In conversation with translator Janet Hong about the thriller ‘Lemon’ by Kwon Yeo-sun
The Korean Literature Night (KLN) is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book.
The focus of the October group will be the novel ‘Lemon’ by Kwon Yeo-sun.
The translator Janet Hong and the moderator Phillip Kim will join the group for a live virtual talk about her novel ‘Lemon’ . Following the talk, Janet Hong will respond to questions from the audience.
Kwon Yeo-sun is an award-winning Korean writer. She has won the Sangsang Literary Award, Oh Yeongsu Literature Award, Yi Sang Literary Prize, Hankook Ilbo Literary Award, Tong-ni Literature Prize and Lee Hyo-seok Literary Award. Lemon is her first novel to be published in the English language.
2019: Gothenburg Book Fair (Sweden): Moderator and Panelist for ‘South Korea – Guest of Honour’ program.
South Korea (The Republic of Korea) was the Guest of Honour and the theme country for the 2019 Book Fair.
The country’s literature, publishing and culture was presented through several of the foremost South Korean authors.
Moreover, the following year South Korea and Sweden celebrated sixty years of diplomatic relations. The collaborative partners for this endeavour were the South Korean ministry of culture, the Korean Publishers Association, the Writers Association of Korea, and the Literature Translation Institute of Korea.
2018: Wasafiri Co-Guest Editor, together with author Krys Lee, of special issue dedicated to writing from Korea
Interviews with Chang-rae Lee, Jang Jin-sung, Jung Yewon with Jung Young Moon, Sora Kim-Russell with Pyun Hye-Young
Articles Private Life of the Nation, Between Tradition and Modernity, Representing Seoul
Art Heashin Kwak: Division and Diaspora
Fiction by Yun I-hyeong, Jung Jidon, Ha Seong-nan, Ch’ŏn Un-yŏng, Jung Young Moon
Poetry by Pak Jeong-dae, Han Kang, Kim Ki-taek, Song Gyeong-don, Kim Seung-Hee, Kim So-yeon, Sin Yong-Mok
November 2014: Hong Kong International Literary Festival with Pultizer Prize winning author Junot Diaz
The festival featured a formidable selection of international authors, including BBC conflict journalist Kate Adie (with her ‘An Evening With Kate Adie’ talk) and Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz (responsible for ‘Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao’ and ‘This Is How You Lose Her’).
It also showcased mainland authors Chan Koon-chung and Chang Rae Lee and local writers like Dorothy Tse and Xu Xi.