Kyung-Sook Shin Book Reading
Kyung-Sook Shin, Author
Fri, 4/14 · 4:30 pm—6:00 pm · Betts Auditorium
Department of East Asian Studies
Reading by one of South Korea’s most important and prolific authors, Shin Kyung-Sook, on the occasion of the English language translation publication of her most recent novel, I Went to See My Father. Reading and discussion in Korean with live interpretation to English by Helen Hwayeon Kim.
Free and open to the public.
Kyung-Sook Shin is the author of numerous works of fiction and is one of South Korea’s most widely read and acclaimed novelists. She was the first woman to be awarded the Man Asian Literary Prize (for Please Look After Mom), and she has also been honored with the Manhae Literature Prize, the Dong-in Literature Prize, and the Yi Sang Literary Prize, as well as France’s Pirx de l’Inaperçu. Please Look After Mom is her first book to appear in English. It will be published in twenty-nine countries and has sold over 2 million copies in South Korea alone.
Sponsored by: Department of East Asian Studies, East Asian Studies Program, Comparative Literature, Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication, Creative Writing Program