Eun Hee-kyung is one of Korea’s most distinguished writers, long celebrated for her unique voice, sophisticated cynicism and biting humour. In a career spanning twenty years she has published three acclaimed novels and several short story collections, exploring themes such as the impossibility of true human communication. She has received many of South Korea’s highest awards, including the Yi Sang Literary Award, and with works translated into English, French, German and other languages, is rapidly gaining admirers in the West. Eun joins Martina Devlin to read from her work and explore some of the themes that inspire her.
Presented by the Korean Embassy in Ireland and Literature Translation Institute of Korea in association with International Literature Festival Dublin.