Monthly Archive: November 2011

Choco-pie fever prescience

This: Kaesong lets Choco Pie fever get out of control-INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily Reminded me of this, from Park Chan-wook’s 2000 film JSA: jsa mmm…chocopie (sorry, I lamely can’t get the video to embed correctly.) The conversation goes: Lee Byung-hyun: Hyeong… Song… (READ MORE)

Ian Hideo Levy: An original work of literature, if it is good, should read like a translation.

At first I was skeptical. A lecture by an American who’d mastered Japanese and was writing novels in Japanese. His name was Ian Hideo Levy (b. 1950). I had homework. It was a Thursday. It had been a long week…. (READ MORE)

Man Asian Literary Prize long list announced

The Man Asian Literary Prize List was announced on Saturday, and Shin Kyung-sook’s Please Look After Mom has made the list. She joins an impressive list of authors (see below). The three judges this year were Razia Iqbal, Chang-rae Lee,… (READ MORE)

FTW: 42nd Korea Times Translation Award

The 42nd Korea Times Translation Award has been announced and the Grand Prize was awarded to Jung Ye-won for her translation of Jung Young-moon’s “A Way of Rememberance.” This award is a great push for new translators to continue their… (READ MORE)