Chairperson: Kevin Breathnach
Hallyu, or the ‘Korean Wave’, has led to an outpouring of global interest in Korean culture in recent times and now, thanks to Dalkey Archive Press’ Library of Korean Literature, the work of contemporary Korean writers is becoming available to English-speaking audiences. This event brings two of Korea’s most prominent authors to Dublin for a fascinating exchange of ideas with their Irish counterparts.
Jeong Mi-kyeong, winner of the Yi Sang Literary Award for Break of the Night, has proven herself a master of the traditional novel form. Lee Kiho is one of the most unique writers in Korea. In 2010 he won the prestigious Yi Hyo-Seok Literary Award for his short story So Far, and Yet So Near. Christine Dwyer Hickey’s novel The Cold Eye of Heaven was shortlisted for the Hughes & Hughes Irish Book of the Year and won the Kerry Group Irish Novel in 2012. Colin Barrett’s acclaimed first collection of short stories, Young Skins, was published by Stinging Fly Press in 2013.
Presented by the Korean Embassy and Literature Translation Institute of Korea in association with Dalkey Archive Press and Dublin Writers Festival.