Invitation Only: Kyung-sook Shin’s "Please Look After Mom" American Debut Celebration
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 6PM
Consulate General of Republic of Korea in New York
…Shin finally makes her English-language debut with what will appeal to all readers who appreciate compelling, page-turning prose. Stay tuned: Mom should be one of this year’s most-deserving bestsellers.”
—Terry Hong, Library Journal
“Affecting . . . Poignant and psychologically revealing . . . Readers should find resonance in this family story, a runaway bestseller in Korea poised for a similar run here.”
The Korean Cultural Service NY cordially invites you to the American launching event of Kyung-sook Shin’s Please Look After Mom(엄마를 부탁해) published by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House.
Already a million-plus-copy best seller in Korea, the novel is the author’s first book to appear in English and it will be published across eighteen countries. For this event, we particularly have the great honor of showcasing the book with the acclaimed author herself as we explore Korean culture and family bonds. At this gathering, there will be an opportunity to transcend beyond witnessing the dynamics of a Korean family. You will have the chance to never look at motherhood and family in the same light again.
Presented by Korean Cultural Service NY
Supported by Knopf Publisher