This month is the Festival of Asian Literature at Asia House. It’s been a strong year for Korean literature, with Shin Kyung-sook winning the Man Asia Literary Prize as well as being longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Award 2012. There’s an upcoming translation of a novel by Kim Young-ha, and Krys Lee has been getting lots of attention with Drifting House. And Asia House have celebrated by completely ignoring Korea in their festival.
Fortunately, the Asia Literary Review has stepped into the vacuum with its spring edition, dedicated 100% to Korean literature, both North and South.
The edition is due for publication on 8 May. I’m told that SOAS subscribe to the journal, but you should be able to get your own copy at Daunt Books in Marylebone High Street or Blackwells in Oxford. It’s also an eBook and on iPad.
We are delighted to announce the publication of the spring 2012 issue of the Asia Literary Review. It will be in the post to subscribers on 8 May and available in bookshops and online thereafter. Our iPad app and eBook editions launch on the same day.
This issue focuses on Korea, both North and South, and includes an interview with Man Asian Literary Prize-winner Shin Kyung-sook; fiction by Kim Young-ha, Han Yujoo and Park Mingyu; poetry by the pre-eminent writer Ko Un; and an essay by Korea expert Michael Breen.
We hope you will enjoy the exciting mix of new fiction, non-fiction, poetry and photography.