The Korean Literature Night (KLN) is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book.
A literary talk with author Kang Young-Sook
Wednesday 27 November 2019, 7-9pm
Korean Cultural Centre UK
Available Seats: 33
Entrance Free – Booking Essential
Apply to [email protected] or call 020 7004 2600 with your name and contact details.
Application deadline – 10th November 2019
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.
We will read the novel ‘Rina’ and ‘From Mullae’ by Kang Young-Sook.
Kang Young-Sook is an important feminist Korean author. She often writes about the female grotesque, delving into varying genres as urban noir, fantasy, and climate fiction. Since her debut in 1998, she has published close to a dozen novels and short story collections, including Rina, At Night He Lifts Weights, Black in Red, and Writing Club, and has received numerous prestigious awards.
About the Book ‘Rina’
Rina is a defector from a country that might be North Korea, traversing an “empty and futile” landscape. Along the way, she is forced to work at a chemical plant, murders a few people, becomes a prostitute, runs a lucrative bar, and finds a solace in a motley family of wanderers all as disenfranchised as she. Brutal and unflinching, with elements of the mythic and grotesque interspersed with hard-edged realism, Rina is a pioneering work of Korean postmodernism.