Han Yujoo is one of the leading voices in the new wave of South Korean writing. Her new novel, translated into English as The Impossible Fairy Tale, tells the chilling story of two schoolgirls: spoilt, attention-seeking Mia and the blank, anonymous Child. In a world in which adults have no apparent power, the children in the girls’ school create a devastatingly cruel and crushing society. Also lauded as a translator, her translations into Korean include Michael Ondaatje’s The Cat’s Table and Geoff Dyer’s But Beautiful and The Ongoing Moment.
Presented by the Korean Embassy in Ireland and Literature Translation Institute of Korea in association with ILFDublin.
'A haunting, spellbinding tale about violent obsession and the immense and frightening forces of an unquiet conscience.' Sara Baume