Korean prose literature in English translation

Here is a list of Korean literature in translation, in alphabetical order of author, where that author is the sole author represented in the publication. It includes collections of short stories by that author. A listing of multi-author anthologies can be found here. If you think I’ve missed a title, let me know via the contact form at the bottom of this page.

To find short stories by a particular author that have been included in multi-author anthologies, click on the author’s name and you’ll be taken to that author’s page on this site which has more detail on short stories (if any) that have been anthologised.

The listing contains links to reviews, where available, written by LKL, Charles Montgomery (CM – mainly on KTLit.com) and Tony Malone (TM – on Tony’s Reading List). The star rating, where given, is LKL’s. As explained here, the rating system is entirely unscientific.

AuthorTitleRatingLKLCMTM
Ahn Do-hyunThe Salmon Who Dared to Leap Higherscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKL
Ahn Jung-hyoWhite Badge: A Novel of Koreascore-2score-2score-2score-2score-1LKL
Silver Stallionscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-1LKL
AnccoNineteen
Bad Friends
Bae Myung-hoonTowerscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-1LKLTM
Launch Something!
Bae SuahTime in Gray (Bi-lingual, Vol 44 – Avant Garde)TM
Milena, Milena, Ecstaticscore-2score-2score-1score-0score-0TM
RecitationTM
Nowhere to be Foundscore-2score-2score-0score-0score-0TM
A Greater Musicscore-2score-0score-0score-0score-0TM
Highway with Green Applesscore-2score-2score-0score-0score-0CMTM
North Stationscore-2score-0score-0score-0score-0TM
Untold Night and Dayscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-2LKLTM
Baek HeenaMagic Candies
Moon Pops
Baek Young-okHow to Break Up Like a Winner (K-Fiction 024)
Baik Sou-linneTime Difference (K-Fiction 010)TM
BandiThe Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Koreascore-2score-2score-2score-2score-1LKLTM
Bang Hyeon-seokLove in Sa Pa (K-Fiction special)
Time to Eat Lobster: Contemporary Korean Stories on Memories of the Vietnam War
Off to Battle at Dawn (Bi-lingual, Vol 20 – Liberty)CM
Bok Geo-ilThe Jovian Sayings
The Unforgotten War
Bong Joon-hoParasite: A Graphic Novel in Storyboards
Chae Man-sikTurbid River
My Innocent Uncle
Peace Under Heavenscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKL
Sunset: A Ch’ae Manshik ReaderTM
Juvesenility (Bi-lingual, Vol 101 – Before and After Liberation)
Korean Drama Under Japanese Occupation
Chang Kang-myoungFired (K-Fiction 013)TM
Chang Yong-hakThe Poetry of John (Bi-lingual, Vol 108 – Korea After the Korean War)
Cheon Hee-rahnFive Preludes and a FugueTM
Cheon Kwang-yongKapitan Ri (Bi-lingual, Vol 105 – Before and After Liberation
Cheon Myeong-kwanHomecoming (K-Fiction 008)CMTM
Modern Familyscore-2score-2score-2score-0score-0LKLTM
Cheon Un-yeongThe Catcher in the Loftscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-2LKLTM
Chopstick Woman (Bi-lingual, Vol 74 – Taboo and Desire)
Cho Hae-ilAmericaCM
Cho Hae-jinI Met Loh Kiwan
Cho Nam-jooRun Away (K-Fiction 023)
Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982score-2score-2score-1score-0score-0LKL
Cho Se-huiThe DwarfTM
Insult (Bi-lingual, Vol 79 – Fate)
A Dwarf Launches a Little Ball
Cho Son-jakThe Preview and Other StoriesCM
Choe Cheong-huiThe Cry of the Harp and other Korean short storiesCM
The Cry of the Harp: Selected Works of Choe Chung-Hui
Ch'oe Myong-ikWalking in the Rain (Bi-lingual, Vol 94 – Colonial Intellectuals Turned “Idiots”)
Ch'oe SohaeEscape (Bi-lingual, Vol 88 – The Naked in the Colony)
Choe YunThe Last of Hanak’o (Bi-lingual, Vol 13 – Women)CMTM
There a Petal Silently Falls: 3 storiesscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKLTM
MannequinTM
The Last Of HanakoCM
Choi Eun-youngThe Summer (K-Fiction 016)score-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKLTM
Shoko’s Smilescore-2score-2score-2score-2score-1
Choi Gyu-seokThe Hellbound
100°C: South Korea’s 1987 Democracy Movement
Choi In-hoDeep Blue Night (+ Poplar Tree)CM
Another Man’s CityTM
Tower of Ants (bilingual)CM
Choi In-hunReflections on a Mask: Two Novellasscore-2score-0score-0score-0score-0LKL
The SquareTM
A Grey Man
The Daily Life of Ku-Poh the Novelist
House of IdolsCM
Choi In-seokA Well in My Soul (Bi-lingual, Vol 42 – Avant Garde)
Choi Jin-youngTo the Warm Horizonscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0TM
Choi Min-wooDishonored (K-Fiction 005)CMTM
Chong Han-sookBridge
Iyo IslandCM
Chu Yo-seopMama and the Boarder (Bi-lingual, Vol 99 – Traditional Korea’s Lost Faces)
Chun Seung-seiHye-ja’s Snow-Flowers (Bi-lingual, Vol 51 – Family)
Chung BoraCursed Bunnyscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0TM
Chung Eul-byongA Divided Time
Chung Han-ahHalloween (K-Fiction 018)TM
Chung Yeun-heeOne Human Family and Other Stories
DjunaCounterweight
Eun Hee-kyungPoor Man’s Wife (Bi-lingual, Vol 15 – Women)CM
Nobody Checks the Time When They’re Happy
Beauty Looks Down on Me
Keum Suk Gendry-KimThe Waiting
Grass
Geum HeeOk-hwa (K-Fiction 009)TM
Gong Ji-youngHuman Decency
My Sister Bongsoon
Our Happy Timescore-2score-2score-2score-1score-0LKLCM
Human Decency (Bi-lingual, Vol 14 – Women)CM
Togani
Gong Sun-okPeople I Left in Shanghai (Bi-lingual, Vol 47 – Diaspora)
Gu Byeong-moThe Story of P.C. (K-Fiction 019)TM
The Old Woman with the KnifeTM
Ha IljiThe Republic of Užupisscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKLTM
Ha Keun-chanThe Suffering of Two Generations (Bi-lingual, Vol 27 – South and North)CM
Ha Seong-nanTraversing Afternoon (Bi-lingual, Vol 32 – Seoul)CM
Bluebeard’s First Wifescore-2score-2score-1score-0score-0
Flowers of Mold and Other Storiesscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0TM
Ham Se-dokPlays of Colonial Korea
Han Chang-hoonToday’s Fortune (Bi-lingual, Vol 56 – Humour)
Han KangConvalescence (Bi-lingual, Vol 24 – Love and Love Affairs)CMTM
Human Actsscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-2LKLTM
The White Bookscore-2score-2score-0score-0score-0TM
The Vegetarianscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-1LKLTM
EuropaTM
Han Mal-sukHymn of the Spirit
Chocolate Friend and Other Stories
Hahn Moo-SookThe Running Water Hermitage
And So Flows History
Encounter
In the DepthsCM
The House of Pomegranate Trees
Han Seol-yaTransition (Bi-lingual, Vol 89 – The Naked in the Colony)
Han Sorya and North Korean Literature (+ Jackals)
Han SoosanFloating Grass
Han Sung-wonFather and Son
Han YujooLeft’s Right, Right’s LeftTM
The Impossible Fairy Talescore-2score-2score-2score-0score-0LKLTM
Heo KyunThe Story of Hong Gildongscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKLTM
Hong Hee-damThe Flag (Bi-lingual, Vol 19 – Liberty)
Hong Sung-hwaFirst Kyu
Hong Yeon-sikUmma’s Tablescore-2score-2score-0score-0score-0
Uncomfortably Happily
Hwang JungeunOne Hundred Shadowsscore-2score-2score-2score-0score-0LKLTM
Kong’s Garden (Yeoyu)TM
Didi’s Umbrella
Kong’s Garden (K-Fiction 006)TM
I’ll Go Onscore-2score-2score-2score-0score-0LKLTM
Hwang Sok-yongThe Guestscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-2LKLCMTM
The Shadow of Armsscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0TM
Familiar Thingsscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0TM
Princess Bariscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKLTM
At Duskscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-1LKLTM
The Road to Sampo (Bi-lingual, Vol 7 – Industrialization)TM
The Old Gardenscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKLTM
Hwang Sun-miMiracle on Cherry Hill
The Dog Who Dared to Dream
The Hen who Dreamed she could Flyscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-2LKLCMTM
Hwang Sun-wonTrees on the Cliff: a novel of Korea and two storiesscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKLCMTM
The Stars and other Korean short stories
The Cloudburst (Bi-lingual, Vol 106 – Korea After the Korean War)
The Book of Masks
Shadows of a Sound
A ManCM
Sunlight, Moonlight
The Moving FortressCMTM
The Descendants of Cainscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKLCM
Trees on a Slopescore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKLCMTM
Lost Souls: Storiesscore-2score-2score-2score-1score-0LKLCM
Hyeon Jin-geonA Lucky Day (Bi-lingual, Vol 87 – The Naked in the Colony)score-2score-2score-1score-0score-0LKL
Hyun Ki-youngOne Spoon on This EarthTM
Aunt SuniCM
Suni Samchon (Bi-lingual, Vol 3 – Division)score-2score-2score-2score-1score-0LKLCM
Hyun Kil-unDead Silencescore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKL
Im BangKorean Folk Tales: Imps, Ghosts and Fairies
Im Cheol-wooThe Dog Thief: Short Stories by Chul-Woo Lim
Farewell Valley
With her oil lamp on, that nightCM
The Island
Straight Lines and Poison Gas – At the Hospital Wards (Bi-lingual, Vol 18 – Liberty)CM
Im Seong-sunThe Consultant
Jang Eun-jinNo One Writes Backscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-2LKLCMTM
Jang Jung-ilWhen Adam Opens His Eyesscore-2score-2score-2score-1score-0LKLTM
Jang Ryu-jinMaya in Tokyo (K-Fiction 027)
Jeon Gyeong-rinI Drift on Unknown Waters in a Glass Boat
Jeon Sang-gukAhbe’s Family (Bi-lingual, Vol 52 – Family)
Jeon Sung-taeWolvesscore-2score-2score-2score-1score-0LKLTM
Old WrestlerTM
Bird (Bi-lingual, Vol 57 – Humour)
Jeong Do-sangSpring at Silsangsa Temple (Bi-lingual, Vol 29 – South and North)
Jeong Ho-seungLoving
Lonesome Jar
Jeong Ji-aSpring Afternoon, Three Widows (Bi-lingual, Vol 63 – Relationship)
The Black Room (K-Fiction 026)
Jeong Yi-hyunIn the Trunk (Bi-lingual, Vol 25 – Love and Love Affairs)
Jeong You-jeongSeven Years of Darknessscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKL
The Good Sonscore-2score-2score-2score-1score-0LKL
Jo Jung-raeThe Land of the Banished (Bi-lingual, Vol 5 – Division)CM
How in Heaven’s Namescore-2score-2score-2score-1score-0LKLTM
The Human JungleCMTM
Playing with Fire
The Land of the BanishedCM
Jo Kyung-ranI Live in Bongcheon-dong (Bi-lingual, Vol 33 – Seoul)TM
Tonguescore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKLCM
Jung ChanThe Cozy Path
Jung Mi-kyungMy Son’s GirlfriendTM
He Gave Me Roses of the Balkans (Bi-lingual, Vol 72 – Taboo and Desire)
Jung Young-moonSeven Samurai Swept Away in a RiverTM
A Most Ambiguous Sunday and Other StoriesTM
Arriving in a Thick Fog
A Contrived WorldTM
Mrs. Brown (Bi-lingual, Vol 45 – Avant Garde)
A Chain of Dark Talesscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKLTM
Vaseline BuddhaTM
Kang Hwa-gilDemonsTM
Seo-u / Thou (K-Fiction 022)
Kang Kyong-aeThe Underground Village (Bi-lingual, Vol 90 – The Naked in the Colony)
The Underground VillageTM
From Wonso Pondscore-2score-2score-2score-1score-0LKL
Kang Shin-jaeThe Dandelion of the Imjin River
The Waves
Kang Sok-kyongThe Valley Nearbyscore-2score-2score-2score-1score-0LKL
Kang Young-sookRinaTM
Truck (Bi-lingual, Vol 67 – Discovering Everyday Life)
Kim AeranChristmas Specials (Bi-lingual, Vol 35 – Seoul)CMTM
My Brilliant Lifescore-2score-2score-2score-2score-1TM
Where Would You Like To Go? (K-Fiction 014)TM
Kim Bo-youngI’m Waiting for You: And Other Storiesscore-2score-2score-2score-0score-0LKL
On the Origin of Species and Other Storiesscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-2LKL
Kim Byeol-ahSakmae and Jami (Bi-lingual, Vol 84 – Aesthetic Priests)
Kim Byung-jinChunchu: The Genocide Fiend
Kim Chong-kwangThe Pawnshop Chase (Bi-lingual, Vol 60 – Humour)
Kim Dong-inSweet Potato: Collected Short StoriesTM
Potatoes (Bi-lingual, Vol 86 – The Naked in the Colony)
Kim Dong-niUlhwa the Shaman: a novel of Korea and three short stories
The Shaman Sorceress
The Cry Of The MagpiesCM
Tŭngsin-bul (Bi-lingual, Vol 107 – Korea After the Korean War)
The Cross of Shaphan
Kim Ha-keeGingko Love (Bi-lingual, Vol 30 – South and North)
Kim HoonAlone Over There (Bi-lingual, Vol 85 – Aesthetic Priests)
Kim Hye-jinConcerning My Daughter
Kim Hyo-eunI am the Subway
Kim In-sukThe Long Roadscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-1LKLCMTM
Stab (Bi-lingual, Vol 23 – Love and Love Affairs)CM
Kim Jae-youngThe Elephant (Bi-lingual, Vol 49 – Diaspora)CM
Kim JianIt’s OK, Slow Lizard
Kim Joo-youngA Trip Through the Mirror
Robbery Training (Bi-lingual, Vol 61 – Relationship)
The Sound Of Thunder
Stingrayscore-2score-2score-0score-0score-0LKLCMTM
Kim Jung-hyukThe Library of Musical Instruments
The Glass Shield (Bi-lingual, Vol 59 – Humour)
Kim Keum-heeEverything About Chess (K-Fiction 017)TM
Kim Kyung-juBred from the Eyes of a Wolf
Kim Kyung-ukGod Has No Grandchildren
Kim Man-jungThe Nine Cloud DreamTM
The Cloud Dream of the Nine, a Korean Novel: A Story of the Times of the Tangs of China About 840 A.D
Kim Mi-wolWhat Has Yet to Happen (Bi-lingual, Vol 75 – Taboo and Desire)CM
Kim Min-jeongThe World’s Most Expensive Novel (K-Fiction 015)TM
Kim Moon-sooThe Chronicle of Manchwidang
Kim Nam-ilUnderwear (Bi-lingual, Vol 46 – Diaspora)
Kim NamcheonScenes from the Enlightenmentscore-2score-2score-0score-0score-0LKLTM
Barley (Bi-lingual, Vol 104 – Before and After Liberation)
Kim Sa-ryangInto the Light (Bi-lingual, Vol 95 – Colonial Intellectuals Turned “Idiots”)
Kim SagwaMinascore-2score-2score-0score-0score-0LKLTM
b, Book, and Mescore-2score-2score-0score-0score-0LKLTM
Kim SanSong of Arirang: The Story of a Korean Rebel Revolutionary in China
Kim Seong-dongMandalascore-2score-2score-2score-2score-2LKL
Kim Seung-okRecord of a journey to Mujin (Bi-lingual, Vol 6 – Industrialization)CM
Kim Seung-younOne Day
Kim Si-seupTales of the Strange by a Korean Confucian Monk: Kŭmo sinhwa by Kim Sisŭp
Kim So-jinThe Dark Jar within the Snowman (Bi-lingual, Vol 31 – Seoul)
Kim SoomThe Night Nobody Returns Home (Bi-lingual, Vol 73 – Taboo and Desire)
DivorceTM
One Leftscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKLTM
Kim Sung-jaeChunchu: The Genocide Fiend
Hanami International Love Story
Kim Tae-woongThe Clowns
Kim Un-suThe Plottersscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKL
The Cabinetscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0
Kim WonilThe House with a Sunken CourtyardCMTM
Evening GlowCM
The Scorpionscore-2score-2score-2score-0score-0LKL
The Wind And The River
Soul of Darkness (Bi-lingual, Vol 2 – Division)CM
Kim Yeon-suHappy New Year to Everyone – To Raymond Carver (Bi-lingual, Vol 48 – Diaspora)CM
Kim YideumBlood Sistersscore-2score-2score-2score-1score-0LKLTM
Kim Young-haPhoto Shop MurderCMTM
I Hear Your Voicescore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0TM
I have the right to destroy myselfscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKLCMTM
Black Flowerscore-2score-2score-2score-1score-0LKLCMTM
Your Republic Is Calling Youscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-1LKLCMTM
Diary of a Murderer, and other storiesscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-1LKLTM
Kim Young-ohBanya: The Explosive Delivery Man
Kim Yu-jeongThe CamelliasCM
Spring, Spring (Bi-lingual, Vol 96 – Traditional Korea’s Lost Faces)score-2score-0score-0score-0score-0
Ko UnLittle Pilgrim
Ku Hyo-seoRelics (Bi-lingual, Vol 78 – Fate)
Kwon Yeo-sunSpring Night (Bi-lingual, Vol 55 – Family)
An Unknown Realm (K-Fiction 020)
Lemonscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKLTM
Lee BeomseonA Stray Bullet (Bi-lingual, Vol 110 – Korea After the Korean War)
Lee Dae-hwanSlow Bullet (Bi-lingual, Vol 17 – Liberty)CM
Lee Dong-haToy City
Shrapnel and Other Stories: Selected Stories of Dong-ha Lee
A Toy CityCM
Outside the Door (Bi-lingual, Vol 53 – Family)
Lee Gee-eunMy GrandMom
Lee Geum-yiCan’t I go instead?
The Picture Bride
Lee Gun-samA Grand Retreat and Other Plays
Lee Hye-kyungAnd Then the Festival (Bi-lingual, Vol 54 – Family)
A House on the Road
Lee Jang-wookStranger than Paradise
Old Man River (K-Fiction 011)TM
Lee Ji-minMarilyn and Mescore-2score-0score-0score-0score-0LKL
Lee JuckOne Day
JM LeeBroken Summerscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKLTM
Painter of the Wind
The Boy who Escaped Paradisescore-2score-2score-2score-1score-0LKL
The Investigationscore-2score-2score-0score-0score-0LKLCMTM
Lee Ki-hoSo Far, and Yet So Near (Bi-lingual, Vol 58 – Humour)
Kwon Sun-chan and Nice People (K-Fiction 012)CMTM
At Least we can Apologizescore-2score-2score-2score-2score-1LKLCMTM
Lee Kyun-youngThe Other Side of Dark RemembranceCM
Lee KyungDust Star (Bi-lingual, Vol 50 – Diaspora)
Lee Kyung-jaLosing a Sister (Bi-lingual, Vol 76 – Fate)CM
Lee Mu-youngFarmers
Lee Myung-jinRagnarokscore-2score-2score-2score-0score-0LKL
Lee OisooGrand Master (Bi-lingual, Vol 81 – Aesthetic Priests)
Lee OyoungThe General’s Beard: Two Novellas
Philip Onho LeeOlympic Boulevard
Lee Seung-uThe Private Life of PlantsTM
Magnolia Park (Bi-lingual, Vol 22 – Love and Love Affairs)
The Reverse Side of Lifescore-2score-2score-2score-1score-0
Lee Sun-wonSusaek
Looking for a Horse (Bi-lingual, Vol 82 – Aesthetic Priests)
Lee Yun-taekFour Contemporary Korean Plays
Ma Yeong-shinMoms
Dolki MinWalking Practice
Na Do-hyangSamnyong the Mute (Bi-lingual, Vol 97 – Traditional Korea’s Lost Faces)
Nam Jung-hyunLand of Excrement (Bi-lingual, Vol 28 – South and North)CM
O Se-yeongBuja’s Diary
O Yong-suThe Good People: Korean StoriesCM
Seaside Village (Bi-lingual, Vol 100 – Traditional Korea’s Lost Faces)
Oh Han-kiMy Clint Eastwood (K-Fiction 004)CMTM
Oh Jung-heeChinatownCM
River of Fire and Other StoriesTM
The Birdscore-2score-1score-0score-0score-0LKLTM
Chinatown (Modern Korean Short Stories)
Chinatown (Bi-lingual, Vol 11 – Women)
Oh Soo-yeonI Am Food (Bi-lingual, Vol 66 – Discovering Everyday Life)
Oh Tae-seokThe Metacultural Theater of Oh T’ae-Sok: Five Plays from the Korean Avant-garde
Paek Nam-nyongFriendscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKLTM
Pahk Yon-heeThe Man she Loved
Paik Ga-huimPuy, Thuy, Whatever (Bi-lingual, Vol 65 – Relationship)
Pak ChiwonThe Novels of Park Jiwon: Translation of Overlooked Worlds
Pak Chong-whaKing Sejong: A Novel
Pak Pom-sinThe Fragrant Well (Bi-lingual, Vol 38 – Tradition)
Pak Tae-wonA Day in the Life of Kubo the Novelist (Bi-lingual, Vol 93 – Colonial Intellectuals Turned “Idiots”)
Scenes from Ch’onggye Stream
Park Duk-kyuThe Rabbit’s Tale 2020score-2score-0score-0score-0score-0
Hyesu ParkUnderstanding Hallyu: The Korean Wave Through Literature, Webtoon, and Mukbang
Park Hyoung-suArpan (K-Fiction 002)TM
Park Joong-kiShaman Warrior
Park Kyung-niLand (Vol 1)
Land (Vols 1, 2 and 3)score-2score-1score-0score-0score-0LKL
The Curse of Kim’s Daughtersscore-2score-0score-0score-0score-0LKL
The Age of Doubt
Park Min-gyuDinner with Buffett (K-Fiction 001)CMTM
Is That So? I’m a Giraffe (Bi-lingual, Vol 34 – Seoul)
Pavane for a Dead Princessscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKLTM
Park Sang-ryoongAkeldama (Bi-lingual, Vol 41 – Avant Garde)CM
Park Sang-youngLove in the Big Cityscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-1TM
Park SangseekLand of Tears
Park SeongwonWhat Makes a City
Park Wan-suhThree Days in That AutumnCM
A Sketch of the Fading Sun
The Naked Tree
Mother’s Stake I (Bi-lingual, Vol 4 – Division)CM
Who Ate Up All the Shinga?score-2score-2score-2score-1score-0LKLTM
My Very Last Possession and Other Stories
Lonesome Youscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-2LKLCMTM
Weathered Blossom (bilingual)CM
Was that Mountain Really There?
PlusHanami International Love Story
Pu Hee-ryoungFlowers (Bi-lingual, Vol 69 – Discovering Everyday Life)
Pyun Hye-youngThe Holescore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKLTM
The Canning Factory (Bi-lingual, Vol 68 – Discovering Everyday Life)score-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKL
The Owl Cries
The Law of Linesscore-2score-2score-2score-0score-0LKL
Evening Proposalscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKLTM
Holiday Home (K-Fiction 028)
City of Ash and Redscore-2score-2score-2score-1score-0LKL
Seo Chong-inThree Days of Autumn, 1948 (Bi-lingual, Vol 36 – Tradition)
Seo HajinHong GildongCM
A Good Family
Seo Jang-wonHappy Together (K-Fiction 029)
Seo MiaeThe Only Childscore-2score-2score-2score-0score-0LKL
Seo Su-jinGold Rush (K-Fiction 030)
Seo Young-eunA Walk In The Mountains (bilingual)
Shin Kyung-sookThe Girl who Wrote Lonelinessscore-2score-2score-2score-0score-0LKLTM
VioletsTM
Please Look After Motherscore-2score-2score-2score-1score-0LKLTM
The Court DancerTM
I Went to See My Father
The Place Where the Harmonium Was (Bi-lingual, Vol 12 – Women)score-2score-2score-2score-0score-0LKLCM
I’ll be right therescore-2score-2score-0score-0score-0LKLCMTM
Shin Sang-ungOur Friend’s Homecoming (Bi-lingual, Vol 9 – Industrialization)CM
Three Voices at MidnightCM
Sohn Jang-soonA Floating City on the Water
Sohn So-hiThe Wind from the South
Sohn Won-pyungAlmondTM
April Snow (K-Fiction 021)
Son Bo-miHot Air Balloon (K-Fiction 003)CMTM
Son Chang-seopRainy Days (Bi-lingual, Vol 109 – Korea After the Korean War)
Son Hong-kyuTuesday River (Bi-lingual, Vol 80 – Fate)
The Muslim Butcher
Song Ki-wonA Journey under the Moonlight (Bi-lingual, Vol 39 – Tradition)
Song KijoDebasement and Other Stories
Song SokzeThe Amusing Lifescore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKL
In the Shade of the Oleander (Bi-lingual, Vol 40 – Tradition)
Song YongDrumbeat (Bi-lingual, Vol 71 – Taboo and Desire)
Diary of a Vagabond
Suh Ki-wonThe Image of Virgin Mary in Chosun White Porcelain
The Ma Rok BiographiesCM
Trad / anonThe Story of Hong Gildongscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKLTM
The Korean Singer of Talesscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0
The Foresight of Dark Knowing: Chŏng Kam Nok and Insurrectionary Prognostication in Pre-Modern Korea
Traditional Korean Theatre
The Tale of Cho Ungscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-1TM
The Song of Ch’unhyang: Musical Text as compiled by Master Singer Kim Yŏn-su
Unyŏng-jŏn: A Love Affair at the Royal Palace of Chosŏn Korea
The Record of the Black Dragon Year
Woo Da-youngChang-mo (K-Fiction 025)
Yang Gui-jaContradictionsCMTM
RustCMTM
A Distant and Beautiful PlaceTM
Strength from Sorrow
The poet of Wonmi-dong (Bi-lingual, Vol 10 – Industrialization)CM
Yeon Sang-hoThe Hellbound
Yi Cheong-junYour Paradisescore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0
Two Stories From Korea: The Wounded & The Abjectscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0
The WoundedCM
Seopyeonje, the Southerners’ Songsscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-2
The Snowy Road (bilingual)CM
The Prophet and Other Storiesscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-1
The Wounded (Bi-lingual, Vol 1 – Division)CM
Yi Deok-muThe Aphorisms of Yi Deok-mu: Musings of a Grateful Reader
Yi Ho-cheolPanmunjom (Bi-lingual, Vol 26 – South and North)
Southerners, Northerners
Panmunjom and Other Stories
Yi Hyo-seokEndless Blue SkyTM
Leaves of Grass (Bi-lingual, Vol 103 – Before and After Liberation)
Yi In-hwaEverlasting Empirescore-2score-2score-2score-2score-1LKL
Yi In-seongOn You (Bi-lingual, Vol 43 – Avant Garde)
Yi Kang-baekAllegory of Survival: The Theater of Kang-baek Lee
Yi Kwang-suThe Soilscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-1LKLTM
Mujong (The Heartless): Yi Kwang-Su and Modern Literaturescore-2score-2score-2score-2score-1TM
Kashil and Best Essays by Yi Kwang-su
Yi Mun-guA Brief Biography of Yuja (Bi-lingual, Vol 37 – Tradition)
Yi Mun-yolTwofold Song (bilingual)
Meeting with my brotherTM
Son of ManTM
Hail To The Emperor!
Our Twisted Heroscore-2score-2score-0score-0score-0LKLTM
The Poetscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKLCMTM
Pilon’s Pig (Bi-lingual, Vol 16 – Liberty)CMTM
Appointment with my brotherCMTM
Yi RyukKorean Folk Tales: Imps, Ghosts and Fairies
Yi SangThe WingsCM
Wings (Bi-lingual, Vol 91 – Colonial Intellectuals Turned “Idiots”)score-2score-0score-0score-0score-0
Yi Tae-junDust and other storiesTM
An Idiot’s Delight (Bi-lingual, Vol 98 – Traditional Korea’s Lost Faces)
Yom Sang-seopThree Generationsscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-1LKLTM
Two Bankruptcies (Bi-lingual, Vol 102 – Before and After Liberation)
Yoon Jung-moFather and Son (Bi-lingual, Vol 77 – Fate)
Yoon Sung-heeBurying a Treasure Map at the U-turn (Bi-lingual, Vol 64 – Relationship)
Yoon YeorimIt’s OK, Slow Lizard
Youn Dae-nyeongSong of Everlasting Spring (Bi-lingual, Vol 83 – Aesthetic Priests)
Between Heaven and Earth
Yu Chi-jinThree Plays: The Cow – The Mud Hut – The Donkey
Korean Drama Under Japanese Occupation
Yu Chin-oLecturer Kim and Professor T (Bi-lingual, Vol 92 – Colonial Intellectuals Turned “Idiots”)
Yun Heung-gilThe Rainy SpellCM
The Man Who Was Left as Nine Pairs of Shoes (Bi-lingual, Vol 8 – Industrialization)CM
Yun Hu-myeongThe Love of Dunhuang
With the Love for the Stars (Bi-lingual, Vol 21)
Yun I-hyeongDanny (K-fiction 007)TM
Bloody-Sunday (Bi-lingual, Vol 70 – Discovering Everyday Life)
Yun Ko-eunThe Disaster Touristscore-2score-2score-2score-2score-0LKL
Table for One: Stories
Yun Mi-kyungBride of the Water God
Yun Young-suLove, Hopelessly (Bi-lingual, Vol 62 – Relationship)

We think the above list is pretty comprehensive as at March 2022, though we might have missed a couple in the back catalogue. Help keep this resource complete and up-to-date by letting us know of Korean fiction titles in English translation that aren’t listed above.