Young-en So

Born in 1943 in Gangneung, So Young-en graduated from Gangneung Teacher Training School in 1961. She entered Konkuk University in 1963 to study English Language and Literature but left the university in 1965. Her short story, “Gyo (Bridge)” won the new writers’ contest held by the monthly journal “Sasanggye” in 1968. The following year, her […]

In-ho Choi

Choi In-ho was born in Seoul in 1945 and graduated from Yonsei University with a degree in English Language and Literature. He entered the literary scene when his short story “Byeokgumeong-euro (A Hall in the Wall)” was accepted for the Hangook Ilbo Sinchun Literature Award in 1963 and formally debuted when “Gyeonseup hwanja (Patient in […]

Chong-jun Yi

Yi Chong-jun was born in 1939 in Jangheung, Jeollanam-do province. He studied German Language and Literature at Seoul National University. Since his debut in 1965 with the publication of “Toewon (Hospital Discharge)” in “Sasanggye” magazine., he was won numerous awards for his literary works, including the 1968 Dongin Literature Award for “Byeongsin-gwa meojeori (The Idiot […]

Chun Su-jin

Chun Su-jin is a South Korean writer, who is proud of her North Korean heritage. Born and raised in Seoul, Chun dreams of living in Pyongyang in a unified Korea. She writes in both Korean and English, and has covered the Presidential Office, the Foreign Ministry, and the Unification Ministry.

Lee Jinna

Lee Jinna is a second-year student at the University of Chicago who was born and raised in Hong Kong. She started translating Dear Onyang into English during her first year of college in honor of her late grandmother and great-grandmother, who were both North Korean refugees rescued by US troops during the Heungnam evacuation. To […]

Kim Yeong-man

Kim Yeong-man was born in Seoul, and became an illustrator after graduating from college. Following eight years of working on countless children’s magazines, publications, and company promotional materials, he tried designing a game he enjoyed by spontaneously founding an online gaming company with friends. After experiencing different fields, Kim is currently working as the creative […]

Seon An-na

Seon An-na was born and raised in Ulju County of Ulsan City. She became a writer in 1990 after receiving the Saebeot Literary Award. In 1991, she won an annual spring literary contest held by the Korean newspaper, Dong-a Ilbo. Since then, she has published several other children’s books, picture books, and essays in criticism. […]

Lee Young Hee

Lee Young Hee graduated from Kyungpook National University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Korean linguistics.  She received her PhD degree at Sookmyung Women’s University in Sino-Korean Word Education.  She has been teaching Korean to diplomats at the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute in Seoul since 1993.

lmu Baek

lmu Baek is a member of the North Korean Writers in Exile PEN Center. During her childhood in North Korea, !mu Baek was a six-time first prize-winner of the national student youth writing contest and was considered a writing prodigy by the North Korean government. After her parents died of starvation, she lived as a […]

Siobhan Meï

Siobhan Meï is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she studies the intersections of feminism and translation. Her translations of poetry have appeared in Asymptote, Transference, and carte blanche among other places.

Hyongrae Kim

Hyongrae Kim is a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst He is currently translating The Origins of the Panmunjon Regime by Hakjae Kim (2015).  Kim has served as a Linguistic Specialist and Interpreter in various roles for the Republic of Korea.

Hawoo Rhee

Dr. Rhee Hawoo is a research professor at the Bangudae Institute, University of Ulsan. He received his Ph.D. from Gyeongju University. His research focuses on the ritual meaning of Korean petroglyphs. He also has contributed to the field by discovering a number of petroglyphs sites. Dr. Rhee actively publishes books and articles on Korean and […]