June Literature Night: A conversation with Kim Aeran

by Events Editor on 8 June, 2018 updated 28 October, 2018

in Event Notices | Korean literature in translation

June’s literature night is a special event: a discussion with Kim Aeran about the texts set for the recent essay contest, and the announcement of the winner.

A discussion with author Kim Aeran

Wednesday 27 June, 18:00-20:45
Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK
Entrance Free – Booking Essential. Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk or call 020 7004 2600 with your name and contact details by Tuesday 12th June.

The booking system utilises a lottery based programme that picks names at random, once the final selection has been drawn we will send you an e-mail regarding the result of the selection.

Kim Aeran Essay

18:00 – Reception
19:00 – Korean Literature Essay Competition UK 2018 Pitch/awarding ceremony
19:30 – Discussion with Kim Aeran

About the Author

Kim majored in playwriting at the Korean National University of Arts. Kim’s debut work “No Knocking in This House,” a short story published in 2003, is about five women living in five separate rooms in a boarding house, where the rooms are tiny and close together. It won a Daesan Literary Award. Next, her short story collection, Run, Daddy, Run, entered the spotlight, earning her the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award in 2005. Twenty-five years old at the time of the award, Kim was the youngest award winner ever recorded. In 2008, her short story “Knife Marks” won the Lee Hyo-seok Literary Award. Her work has begun to be more widely translated and her novel, The Youngest Parents with the Oldest Child, was brought to the screen as My Brilliant Life (2014) by the acclaimed film director E J-yong. Kim is widely regarded as one of the most prominent voices of a new generation of millennial Koreans, articulating through her writing the challenges they face in a rapidly changing society.

About the Book

Based on three short fiction pieces published in issues 30 & 34 of the Asia Literary Review: ‘The Youngest Parents With the Oldest Child’, ‘A Dignified Existence’ and ‘Where Would You Like to Go?’.

(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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