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 gotjebi- translated here as wandering swallow – before defecting to China in 2001.