Event news: Han Yujoo launches The Impossible Fairytale

by Events Editor on 21 June, 2017

in Event Notices, Korean literature in translation, Talks and seminars

Tilted Axis Press, LTI Korea and The Asia Literary Agency present Han Yujoo talking about her newly translated novel:

Metafictional Murder in South Korea

Free Word Centre | 60 Farringdon Road | London EC1R 3GA | www.freewordcentre.com
Monday 10 Jul 2017, 6:45pm – 8:00pm | Book tickets

Han Yujoo

Join one of South Korea’s hottest young authors to launch her “spellbinding” debut novel, lifting the lid on Seoul’s experimental lit scene, translating Geoff Dyer, and running a press called Oulipo.

Mixing horror story with literary theory, The Impossible Fairytale has garnered rave reviews as “a novel of hypnotic language, page-turning suspense, & mind-bending metafictional twists” – a huge challenge for translator Janet Hong.

Author Han Yujoo will discuss how South Korea’s young writers are reinventing form and language, why she chose to write herself into her debut novel, and the dark social realities leading her country to be dubbed ‘Hell Joseon’.

With a brief bilingual reading, we’ll also explore the challenges and delights of translation both into and out of Korean.

Ticket price includes a free drink.

Speakers

Han Yujoo

Born in Seoul in 1982, Han Yujoo has degrees in German literature, aesthetics, and comparative literature. Author of three story collections and one novel, she is also a noted translator from English into Korean, founder of Oulipo Press, and a member of experimental group Rue.

Born in Seoul in 1982, Han Yujoo has degrees in German literature, aesthetics, and comparative literature. Author of three story collections and one novel, she is also a noted translator from English into Korean, founder of Oulipo Press, and a member of experimental group Rue.

Houman Barekat

Houman Barekat is a literary critic & founder of Review 31.

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