Lee HyunSu made her literary debut in 1991 as the winner of the Chungcheong Ilbo New Writer’s Award. She is the author of the short story collection The Rosewood China Cabinet and the novels New Tales of Gisaeng and Four Days .
Lee Jaechan (b.1974) made his literary debut with Punch, which won him the Thirty-seventh Today’s Writer Award in 2013. He is the author of the novel Angela Syndrome .
Lee Jangwook (b.1968) made his literary debut with the publication of his poems in Contemporary Literature in 1994. He has authored two poetry collections, A Sand Mountain In My Dream (2002), and Hopeful Song at Noon (2006); essay collections on poetry, My Gloomy Modern Boy (2005) and Revolution and Modernism: Russian Poets and Thinkers (2005); a novel, Joyful Devils of Callot (2005); and a collection of short stories, The King of Confession (2010).
Lee Jung-myung is a writer of historical factions. His novels include The Painter of Wind , The Deep-rooted Tree , and The Investigator .
Lee Kiho is the author of two novels and five short story collections. His novel At Least We Can Apologize was published by Dalkey Archive Press in 2013. He has received the Lee Hyo-seok Literary Award, KBS Kim Seungok Literary Award, and the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award. He currently serves as a professor of creative writing at Gwangju University.
Lee Mun Ku
Lee Mun Ku (1941–2003) was born in Boryeong, South Chungcheong Province. Lee lost his father and brothers in the Korean War. Based on his own experiences with farmers and their villages, he turned their issues into literary works, thereby pioneering a new chapter for the agrarian novel. His many works include Gwangchon Essays , Our Town , and I Have Stood or Worked for Too Long .
Lee O Young
Lee O Young is a literary critic born in 1934, although this title alone is not enough to describe his illustrious career. An essayist who produced many bestselling books, he also writes novels and plays as well as reviews. He also founded the monthly Munhaksasang in 1972 and developed it into a leading magazine of Korean literature. Lee is a professor renowned at home and abroad and a researcher of Korean classical literature. He was the culture planner who organized the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1988 Seoul Olympics. When the Korean government launched the Ministry of Culture, he...
Lee Seung-U is a writer and professor of creative writing at Chosun University. He made his literary debut in 1981 when his novella “A Portrait of Erysichton” won the Korean Literature New Writer’s Award. He is the author of several short story collections including Mysteries of the Labyrinth and The Old Diary , and novels including Two Sides of Life , The Private Lives of Plants , Wherever That May Be , Their Eyes at Midday , and Songs on Earth . He is also the recipient the Yi Sang Literary Award, Daesan Literary Award, and the Hyundae Munhak Award.
Lee Young Ju
Lee Young Ju has published the poetry collections The 108th Man, Cold Candy, and Sister. Her poetry weaves freely between reality and fantasy, past and present, and the inside and outside.
Lim Solah has published the poetry collection Strange Weather and Good People and the novel The Best Life . She was chosen as the Best Writer for the Arts Council Korea’s Young Art Frontier Program in 2014.