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10 Magazine Book Club: Special Guest Shin Kyung-sook 'Please Look After Mom'

Please join the 10 Magazine Book Club for our April meeting on Saturday 26th. We will be joined by very special guest novelist Shin Kyung-sook, 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize winning author of 'Please Look After Mom.'  And as usual I will have lots of prizes to give away.  

UPDATE: I'm very happy to announce that the next The 10 Magazine Book Club event with special guest Shin Kyung-sook will be guest moderated by Krys Lee (http://www.kryslee.com/ and @krysleewriter). Krys is the author of the acclaimed collection of short stories "Drifting House" and a professor of creative writing at Yonsei University’s Underwood International College.

Kyung-sook Shin was born in 1963 in a village near Jeongeup in Jeolla Province in southern Korea. She was the fourth child and oldest daughter of six. At sixteen she moved to Seoul, where her older brother lived. She worked in an electronics plant while attending night school.  She made her literary debut in 1985 with the novella 'Winter’s Fable' after graduating from the Seoul Institute of the Arts as a creative writing major. Shin is, along with Kim In-suk and Gong Ji-young, one of the group of female writers from the so-called 386 Generation.


She won the Munye Joongang New Author Prize for her novella, 'Winter Fables.'


Shin has won a wide variety of literary prizes including the Today’s Young Artist Award from the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Hankook Ilbo Literature Prize, Hyundae Literature Award, Manhae Literature Prize, Dong-in Literary Award, Yi Sang Literary Award, and the Oh Young-su Literature Prize. In 2009, the French translation of her work, 'A Lone Room (La Chambre Solitaire)' was one of the winners of the Prix de l'Inapercu, which recognizes excellent literary works which have not yet reached a wide audience.  The international rights to the million-copy bestseller 'Please Look After Mom' were sold in 19 countries including the United States and various countries in Europe and Asia, beginning with China and has been translated into English by Kim Chi-young and released on March 31, 2011.  She won the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize for Please Look After Mom, she was the first woman to win that award.


'Please Look After Mom' is the story of a missing mother and her family, told from the shifting points of view of each of the family members. With this book, Shin reclaimed her place as one of Korea’s most prominent writers, achieving both critical acclaim and commercial success. The novel tracks down the mother’s life of self-sacrifice, which coincided with Korea’s dramatic shift from a pre-modern to post-modern society, and in the course has restored a place for motherhood in the Korean psyche.  It sold a million copies within 10 months of release in 2009 in South Korea.  The novel has been adapted as a stage play and musical.


I hope you can all make it. I really look forward to seeing you there. I think it’s going to be a fantastic meeting.우리 모두가 참여하기를 바랍니다. 그곳에서 모두를 뵙기를 기대하겠습니다. 아주 멋진 모임이 될 것입니다.


Also, I should have some copies of 10 Magazine to give away.또한 여러분을 위해 10 Magazine의 복사본이 있습니다.


All the best안녕히 계세요.


Barry Welsh 드림.


Date: Saturday, April 26th.

날짜 : 04월 26일

Time: 4pm to 6pm. 

시간: 오후 4시

Admission fee: 5,000won (students 3,000won)

Place: Haechi Hall in Seoul Global Culture & Tourism Center(5th Floor M Plaza in Myeong-dong) (https://www.facebook.com/SeoulGlobalCultureTourismCenter)


Full directions are here http://www.seoultourism.kr/en/intro/contact.asp


(Call Barry on[masked] if you get lost or can't find it and I will come meet you at exit 6 Myeong-dong station.)


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  • Janice S.

    It was so great ! Big big applause and thanks to Barry and other people who prepared this event. Specially it was great to listen to her concept about the time, not linear but circular. I totally agreed to it.
    It was a wonderful time to have a glimpse of my favorite author's mind. Also she has a good sense of humour too.
    Thanks a lot again to all of you!!!

    1 · April 28, 2014

    • Barry W.

      Dear Janice, thank you very much indeed. I'm glad you enjoyed the event. I hope you can make it to some more events in the future. Thanks for the feedback. Take care,

      April 28, 2014

  • Barry W.

    Dear all, thank you very much to everybody who attended yesterday's book club event. Thanks especially to Shin Kyung-sook for being such a wonderful and entertaining guest. I'm sure I speak for eveybody in attendance when I say how fascinating and insightful it was to hear her discuss her novels and career. Thank you very much indeed. Thanks also to our excellent moderator Krys Lee for asking such great questions. Thanks as well to Ji Seun for doing a fanatsic job interpreting. Thanks also to What the Book, Seoul Film Society, Sway & Hollym, & Tongbang Books for donating prizes; very much appreciated indeed. Thanks to Hyunui for helping me (couldn't do it without you ^^). Finally, thanks as always to our outstanding venue Seoul Global Culture & Tourism Centre and Sophie SunYoung Henderson. Take care everyone. I hope to see you at next month's event. Barry Welsh.

    2 · April 27, 2014

  • Daseul A.

    It was awesome... hope i can join event of this group many times:)

    2 · April 27, 2014

    • Barry W.

      Hello Daseul, thank you very much indeed for attending. I'm very happy you had a good time. It would be great to see you at some more events in the future. Take care.

      1 · April 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank u for holding this good event. i enjoyed it! ^^

    3 · April 26, 2014

    • Barry W.

      Hello Hye Suk, thank you for attending yesterday's event. I'm very happy you enjoyed it. Please come to some more of the book club's futur events. take care.

      April 27, 2014

  • Shin K.

    It was an amazing moment for me. Writer Shin has inspired me in many ways, but most of all her writing has conformed me to go through the hard times. Thank you very much for the opportunity and I'd like to participate in other meet ups as well in the future!

    3 · April 26, 2014

    • Barry W.

      Hello Shin Kim, thank you very much for coming. I'm really glad you enjoyed the event. I hope you can make it to some future events. take care

      April 27, 2014

  • Alice J.

    It was a great opportunity to see the writer Shin Kyung-sook face to face and listen to the way she sees and thinks this world and life. It was my first event of this meetup and it was really exciting. Thank you Barry for hosting this event! :)

    3 · April 26, 2014

    • Barry W.

      Hello Soobin, thanks for coming ^^ I'm glad you had a good time. Hope to see you again at a future meeting. Take care :)

      April 27, 2014

  • Jeonah A.

    Luckily see this event while fliping through this Meet up site. I am very glad to have a chance to meet writer Shin in person!!! Great!

    2 · April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So excited to have a chance to see her in person. She has changed my view on Korean literature in a good way. Barry, thanks for organizing this meeting!

    3 · April 20, 2014

  • JACK

    Hi

    2 · April 19, 2014

  • Shin K.

    Hi! I just checked out this meetup.com and can't believe that I found a book club which invites Shin Kyung Sook! I've also heard great things about 10 mag. I'm so excited to participate for the upcoming event:)

    2 · April 14, 2014

  • Barry W.

    UPDATE: I'm very happy to announce that the next The 10 Magazine Book Club event with special guest Shin Kyung-sook will be guest moderated by Krys Lee (http://www.kryslee.com/ and @krysleewriter). Krys is the author of the acclaimed collection of short stories "Drifting House" and a professor of creative writing at Yonsei University’s Underwood International College.

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Mihwa K.

    I woul love to join! :)

    2 · March 26, 2014

    • Barry W.

      Hope you can make it

      April 13, 2014

  • Lisa B.

    :)

    2 · March 21, 2014

  • Lisa B.

    :)

    2 · March 19, 2014

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