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July Literature Night: Diary of a Murderer by Kim Young-ha

The Korean Literature Night is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book. This month’s book is a good one (LKL review here).

Kim Young-ha: Diary of A Murderer

Diary of a MurdererWednesday 31 July 2019, 7pm @KCCUK
Entrance Free – Booking Essential
Apply to [email protected] or call 020 7004 2600 with your name and contact details by Thursday 4th July.
Or register on the KCC website.
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 Korean Cultural Centre UK, once you have received your confirmation e-mail.

About the book

Diary of a Murderer captivates and provokes in equal measure, exploring what it means to be on the edge between life and death, good and evil. In the titular novella, a former serial killer suffering from memory loss sets his sights on one final target: his daughter’s boyfriend, who he suspects is also a serial killer. In other stories we witness an affair between two childhood friends that questions the limits of loyalty and love; a family’s disintegration after a baby son is kidnapped and recovered years later; and a wild, erotic ride about pursuing creativity at the expense of everything else.

About the Author

The English editions of Kim Young-ha’s I Have the Right to Destroy Myself, Your Republic Is Calling You, Black Flower and I Hear Your Voice were published. Kim was a resident writer at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program in 2003, and a contributing op-ed writer for The New York Times from 2013 to 2014. His books have appeared in more than twelve languages.


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

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