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Metafictional Murder in South Korea

Upcoming Event
  • Presented By: Tilted Axis Press
  • Mon 10 Jul 2017
  • 6:45pm - 8:00pm
  • 1 hr 15 mins
  • Free Word Centre

Join one of South Korea’s hottest young authors to launch her “spellbinding” debut novel, lifting the lid on Seoul’s experimental lit scene, translating Geoff Dyer, & running a press called Oulipo.

Ticket: £5 (£3 concession)

Mixing horror story with literary theory, The Impossible Fairytale has garnered rave reviews as “a novel of hypnotic language, page-turning suspense, & mind-bending metafictional twists” – a huge challenge for translator Janet Hong.

Author Han Yujoo will discuss how South Korea’s young writers are reinventing form and language, why she chose to write herself into her debut novel, and the dark social realities leading her country to be dubbed ‘Hell Joseon’.

With a brief bilingual reading, we’ll also explore the challenges and delights of translation both into and out of Korean.

Ticket price includes a free drink.

 


About Wanderlust

On the second Monday of each month, meet writers from around the world and hear them talk about their work. We also focus on their translators who help these books travel and open up discussions that cross the globe. Free Word provides a friendly space for you to ask questions of writers and translators as they share an exclusive insight into the creative process of storytelling.

Click here to explore the Wanderlust events we’ve held so far and read about (and around) some of the books we’ve featured.

You can also visit Free Word’s Wanderlust playlist on SoundCloud; we record each event so that you never have to miss out.

Speakers

Han Yujoo

Born in Seoul in 1982, Han Yujoo has degrees in German literature, aesthetics, and comparative literature. Author of three story collections and one novel, she is also a noted translator from English into Korean, founder of Oulipo Press, and a member of experimental group Rue.

Born in Seoul in 1982, Han Yujoo has degrees in German literature, aesthetics, and comparative literature. Author of three story collections and one novel, she is also a noted translator from English into Korean, founder of Oulipo Press, and a member of experimental group Rue.

Houman Barekat

Houman Barekat is a literary critic & founder of Review 31.

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