A collection of short stories by six Korean writers.
- Book Intro
These stories about Bellongjang Market, which opens only twice a month in Gujwa-eup; the beautiful emerald beach of Hyeopjae; Songdang village with its numerous Oreums; Saryeoni Forest with its trees filled with burgeoning buds; Jeolmul Recreational Forest; Gangjeong Village; and Yongmeori Beach will urge you to pack your bags and hop on a plane to Jeju Island. Six young Korean writers have put their memorable moments from Jeju Island into a book. This short story collection will inspire readers to reflect on themselves when they feel lost in their daily lives. Those who are living in the city with anxiety in their hearts as though holding a balloon that is about to explode will be able to put on a smile and find comfort with this book.
Jeju Story is the first volume of the Nouvelle Vague series, which aim at blending together regions, cultures, and people through encounters with various cities and writers across the world. Following Jeju Story, the books Tokyo Story, Busan Story, and New York Story will be published.
- About the Author
Jeon Seoksoon was born in Chuncheon in the Gangwon province in 1983. Jeon won the annual spring literary contest held by Kangwon Ilbo for his work The Spinning Chair in 2008 and the Today's Writer Award for Instructions on How to Use Cheolsu in 2011.
Kim Kyounghee (F) creates picture books with unique ideas and an affectionate view of the world, and interacts with readers through one-man stage performances and lectures. Kim was selected as one of the 50 Illustrators of the Year at the 3rd CJ Picture Book Awards, and won the BIR Character Picture Book Award with It's Okay, Mister. Books Kim has published include Three Words that Work Like A Magic and Congratulations on Entering School.
SOOJA was born in Busan.
(English) Yi Eun-sun is a teacher at Punghyang Elementary School, located in Gwangju Metropolitan. Due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, children are today living in a world different from before, wearing hygiene masks all day. The book shows the process of making the unique masks by the mothers of Punghyang Elementary School for their children in a frustrating and anxious time.
Yoon Yihyung was born in 1976 in Seoul. Yoon received the JoongAng New Writer's Literary Award for his work Black Starfishin 2005, the Young Writer's Award for The Travel of Koon in 2014, and the Young Writer's Award and the Munji Literary Award for Luca in 2015.
(English) The author graduated from Kyung Hee University majoring in Korean and Korean literature and worked as an editor. She started her career with The Wizard Bakery, in 2009, and won the second Changbi Youth Literary Award. As a story collector and tenacious observer of reality, Gu has freely crossed the boundaries between teen fiction and pure literature. Her 2015 short story collection Hopefully It’s Not Just Me received the Today’s Writer Award and Hwang Sun-won New Writers’ Award. She's written the novels Neighbor’s Table, The Old Woman with the Knife, and Grills and the short story collection Hopefully It’s Not Just Me and The Red Shoes Party. Novels written by Gu include The Pygmalion Children, Come to the Ark, and A Spoonful of Time.
(Vietnamese) Tốt nghiệp khoa Ngôn ngữ và văn học trường Đại học Kyunghee và hoạt động với vai trò biên tập. Năm 2009 bắt đầu sự nghiệp văn chương với tác phẩm "Wizard Bakery", tác phẩm đã giành giải Tác phẩm văn học thanh thiếu niên Chang-bi lần thứ 2. Năm 2015 tập tiểu thuyết "Tôi hy vọng đó không chỉ là tôi" đã giành giải Nhà văn của hôm nay và giải Văn học học mới Hwang Sun Won. Ngoài ra còn có các tác phẩm "Bàn ăn nhà hàng xóm", "dậy thì", "mang cá", "thời gian của một chiếc thìa".
(Russian) Ку Бёнмо родился в Сеуле в 1976 году. В 2009 году он получил Вторую Премию подростковой литературы Чанби за свой роман «Волшебная булочная». Он тщательно рассматривает реальность нашего общества и коллекционирует разные истории. Он пишет книги не только для подросткового возраста, но и прозу для взрослых. А в 2015 году он получил Премию для начинающих писателей имени Хван Сунвон и Литературную премию в категории "Лучший писатель настоящего времени" за сборник рассказов «Надеюсь, чтобы это был только не я (Hopefully It’s Not Just Me )». Помимо вышеуказанных книг, он также написал романы «Стол моего соседа(Neighbor’s Table)» и «Подпорченные фрукты(Damaged Fruit)», «Жабры (Gills)», сборник рассказов «Недеюсь, чтобы это был только не я (Hopefully It’s Not Just Me)» и т.д.
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