LBF Day 3

Sometimes a discussion session is really interesting and you come out of it thinking you’ve get some really good material; and then when you check your notes later there’s just not enough to do a coherent write-up – or the notes don’t make a lot of sense. Or one session might cover the same ground […]

{ 0 comments }

LBF sketch: Yi Mun-yol on fable and allegory in his work

by Philip Gowman 10 May 2014
Thumbnail image for LBF sketch: Yi Mun-yol on fable and allegory in his work

Yi Mun-yol spoke at three London Book Fair events: on Korean Literature Past and Present at the British Library on 8 April; on Allegory and the Literary Imagination on 9 April; and in conversation with Claire Armitstead on 10 April. The below is a digest of those appearances. Grace Koh: Yi Mun-yol’s debut was Son […]

Read the full article →

LBF sketch: Hwang Sok-yong and the burden of history

by Philip Gowman 6 May 2014
Thumbnail image for LBF sketch: Hwang Sok-yong and the burden of history

Like many of his fellow authors at the London Book Fair, Hwang Sok-yong was put to work in at least three events: first at the Free Word Centre on 7 April with author Adam Foulds; then on the first day of the Fair itself he appeared with Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie in a panel session […]

Read the full article →

LTI Korea video: Yi Mun-yol in conversation with Claire Armitstead

by Philip Gowman 19 April 2014
Thumbnail image for LTI Korea video: Yi Mun-yol in conversation with Claire Armitstead

Here is LTI Korea’s video of Yi Mun-yol in conversation with The Guardian‘s Claire Armitstead at the English PEN Literary Salon, Earls Court on the last day of the London Book Fair 2014, 10 April 2014: Links: LTI Korea website | YouTube channel Keywords: Authors: Yi Mun-yol (이문열) Event tags: LBF Korea Other tags: LBF […]

Read the full article →

London Book Fair, day 3 – looking forward, looking back

by Philip Gowman 11 April 2014
Thumbnail image for London Book Fair, day 3 – looking forward, looking back

The London Book Fair is over now, but the collaboration with Korea continues, for which a huge thank-you is due to the British Council and the Literature Translation Institute of Korea. One thing I forgot to mention yesterday is that Britain (or was it the UK?) is invited as guest country at the Seoul Book […]

Read the full article →

LBF Cultural Programme events, 10 Apr during the day at Earls Court

by Events Editor 28 February 2014
Thumbnail image for LBF Cultural Programme events, 10 Apr during the day at Earls Court

Here are the Korea-related literature sessions on the final day of the London Book Fair. Free admittance, provided you have a pass to the Fair itself. You can register for one on the London Book Fair website. Looking forward to the translation slam! Adaptations: From Page to Screen 11.30-12.30 Hwang Sun-mi, Yoon Tae-ho and Martin […]

Read the full article →