Renee H. Park

Renee H. Park is a freelance translator and former journalist who has worked at The Korea Herald and Arirang Radio. A graduate of the Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, she earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Journalism in 2008 and 2010, respectively. She has […]

Jung-ki “Rocky” Park

A graduate of Korea Military Academy in 1958, Park pursued a career as a solider, business executive, sports administrator, and author.  After retirement from the army in 1973, he served as the CEO of Korea Heavy Industries and the CEO of the state-owned Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). During his tenure at KEPCO, Park superintended […]

Ahn Soong Beum

Ahn Soong Beum is a professor of Korean Language and Literature at Kyung Hee University, director of the K-culture · Story Contents Research Institute, film critic, and poet. He hosted EBS “Cinema Heaven” and served as a jury member of the Busan International Film Festival. He is the author of The Night of Disillusionment and […]

Jongkeun Lee

Jongkeun Lee graduated from Chung-Ang University’s Department of Photography and the graduate school of the same university. He runs a photo and video production company called GuruVisual Co., Ltd., and also teaches advertising photography at his alma mater. In 1995, he began working as a photo director, doing the covers and pictorials of Marie Claire, Maison, and Sulwhasoo magazines. […]

Nani Park

Nani Park was born in Korea but grew up in Hawaii, which gives her a special perspective as both an insider and outsider of Korea. Nani lived in a hanok when she was young and first created a book about hanok when she noticed the lack of published material on the traditional Korean houses (hanok). Currently residing in Seoul, […]

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. […]