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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