Word From Asia: Contemporary Writing from Korea
Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 12:30 PM ~ 2:00 PM
(725 Park Avenue, New York, NY)
Free admission; advance reservations recommended
Join us to crack the code to the cryptic, suspenseful world of acclaimed young South Korean novelist Kim Young-ha, author of Your Republic is Calling You, a taut political thriller that spans a single day in the life of a North Korean spy suddenly called back by his handlers after decades of undercover life in South Korea. Kim is paired with a master of the 21st-century literary whodunit, Susan Choi, the award-winning novelist and author of A Person of Interest, who brings her distinctive lens to bear on the mysteries of the immigrant search for identity. Distinguished translator and editor Bruce Fulton (trans., Hwang Sunwon, Lost Souls; The Red Room: Stories of Trauma in Contemporary Korea; ed., The Acta Koreana Anthology of Short Fiction from Korea) invites Kim and Choi to share their take on spies, cinema, and a bold new wave of Korean literature in translation.
Co-presented by Asia Society and the Korean Cultural Service. Part of the Asia Society and PEN World Voices Festival 2011 collaboration Word From Asia.
Free admission; advance reservations recommended.