Korean authors Shin Kyung-sook and Krys Lee visit Edinburgh Book Fest

Lrys Lee (left) and Shin Kyung-sook
Lrys Lee (left) and Shin Kyung-sook

We’ve all heard of the Edinburgh International Festival and its fringe; and of the Edinburgh Film Festival. Each year there’s sure to be Korean interest at these events. But this year another festival held at the same time, the Edinburgh Book Festival, together with the World Writers Conference, hosted Korea’s two most famous younger generation female authors: Krys Lee (Drifting House) and Shin Kyung-sook (Please Look After Mother). The Guardian, sponsors of the festival, gives Krys Lee a nice write-up here (with a nice photo too).

LKL, in the company of Jason Verney of @_dOKumENtARy, was lucky enough to meet up with Krys Lee on her way back to Seoul, and heard that she is working on a novel to follow up on the success of her short story collection. And her next project after that is a translation of Kim Young-ha’s latest novel.

A review of Drifting House will be coming on LKL soon. Please Look After Mother is reviewed here.

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