- Book Intro
How are we to survive in a world that works too much and runs too fast? As a provocative anwer to this question, Hankyoreh republished Park Mingyu's 2003 Hankyoreh Literary Award Winner, The Last Fan Club of the Sammi Superstars. This work has used exuberant imagination and a unique voice unseen in most fiction to make known the birth of an exciting new writer and received the accolades of critics and a large readership. His depiction of those isolated from society (which is all of us) and his criticisms towards modern society is still, if not even more, relevant today sixteen years later.
- About the Author
Park Mingyu was born in 1968 and graduated from Chungang University Department of Creative Writing. In 2003, he won the Munhakdongne Writer Award with Legends of the Earth Heroes that exposed American imperialism through a story of heroes created in America and their daily lives. In the same year, he published The Last Fan Club of the Sammi Superstars about a sad baseball team that loses more often than it wins, which won the Hankyoreh Literary Award and the praise that deemed it "the most refreshing and shocking event in Korean literary history."
2003 8th Hankyoreh Literary Award Winner