PEN: Contemporary Writing from Korea
Where: Asia Society, 725 Park Ave., New York City
Join us to crack the code to the cryptic, suspenseful world of acclaimed young South Korean novelist Kim Young-ha, author of Your Republic is Calling You, a taut political thriller that spans the course of a single day in the life of a North Korean spy suddenly called back by his handlers after decades of undercover life in South Korea. Kim is paired with another master of the 21st-century literary whodunit, Susan Choi, the award-winning novelist and author of A Person of Interest, who brings her distinctive lens to bear on the mysteries of the immigrant search for identity. Distinguished translator and editor, Bruce Fulton (trans., Hwang Sunwon, Lost Souls; The Red Room: Stories of Trauma in Contemporary Korea; ed., The Acta Koreana Anthology of Short Fiction from Korea) invites Kim and Choi to share their take on spies, cinema, and a bold new wave of Korean literature in translation.
With Susan Choi, Kim Young-ha, and Bruce Fulton
Free and open to the public. No reservations required.
Co-sponsored by Asia Society and the Korean Cultural Service