September literature night: Pyun Hye-young’s The Hole

The KCC’s Korean Literature Night is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book. September brings the opportunity to explore another work by Pyun Hye-young:

Pyun Hye-young: The Hole

The HoleWednesday 26 September, 19.00-21.00
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 Thursday 6th September.

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. You can pick up a copy of the book from the KCCUK, once you have received your confirmation e-mail.

About the Book

Winner of the 2017 Shirley Jackson Award.

Named One of the Top 10 Thrillers to Read This Summer by Time Magazine.

A bestseller in Korea, award-winning author Hye-young Pyun’s The Hole is a superbly crafted and deeply unnerving novel about the horrors of isolation and neglect in all of its banal and brutal forms. As Oghi desperately searches for a way to escape, he discovers the difficult truth about his wife and the toll their life together took on her.

About the Author

Pyun Hye-Young was born in 1972. She made her literary debut in Korean in 2000 when she won Seoul Shinmun’s annual New Writer’s Contest with her short story “Shaking Off Dew.” She has gone on to publish four short story collections and five novels. She has received several of Korea’s most prestigious literary awards, including the Dong-in Literary Award in 2011, the Yi-sang Literary Award in 2014, and the Hyundae Munhak Award in 2015. She has published short stories in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, and Words Without Borders. City of Ash and Red was named Book of the Year when it was published in Poland, and it has been licensed to France, Turkey, China, and Vietnam as well.

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

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