A Book Reading & Discussion with Acclaimed Korean Author KYUNG-SOOK SHIN

Hosted by Barbara J. Zitwer

Friday, September 21, from 7- 9 pm

Upper West Side Yoga and Wellness
75 W 85th St, New York, NY 10024

FREE (unless you want to buy a book!)


Barbara J. Zitwer, is a literary agent who represents one of Korea's most revered authors, Kyung-sook Shin, 2012 Man Asian Prize winner (first woman!) and NY Times Bestseller for Please Look After Mom. Shin’s newest book, The Court Dancer, is out and have critics and readers alike have absolutely loved it.

Shin is doing a New York tour this September and can spend an evening with us at the studio! And, big reveal, she is a long-time yogi and meditator. In this unique evening, she will read from and discuss her just-released novel, The Court Dancer, and will also talk about how yoga and meditation have helped her writing and life. Yes, she will sign books for you! We will have copies of her new novel at the studio for you to buy. 

Please let us know if you'd like to attend, so we have an idea of how many people to expect. We're excited to see you there! Please direct emails to info@uwsyoga.com

About Kyung-sook Shin

Acclaimed author of The Court Dancer and Please Look After Mom

The 2012 winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize

[An] atmospheric, tragic novel ... Sorrow threads itself through the pages of The Court Dancer,

yet there is a richness both to the period and the narrative as beautiful as any silk fan.

Kyung-sook Shin has become one of South Korea's most popular authors, and for good reason.

Her deep understanding of the subtleties of the human heart effortlessly crosses borders

and informs her portrait of a different place and a faraway time.

—Jean Zimmerman, NPR


Booktuber Matthew Sciarappa's review of The Court Dancer: https://youtu.be/-ExmHrKRNa0

Interview with translator, Anton Hur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q0N2ybClJc

Miro Yoon