When Kyung-sook Shin released Please Look After Mom in 2009, it was an international sensation, selling some two million copies. Her seventh novel, I’ll Be Right There, is a coming-of-age story set in South Korea’s turbulent 1980s. Her work explores the intersections of family duty, romance, and historical upheaval, marked by sparse prose and intense, restrained emotion. To mark the release of her new book in America, Ms. Shin visits The Korea Society to discuss her life and writing.
Kyung-Sook Shin is the author of numerous works of fiction and is one of South Korea’s most widely read and acclaimed novelists. She was the first woman to be awarded the Man Asian Literary Prize (for Please Look After Mom), and has been honored with the Manhae Literature Prize, the Dong-in Literature Prize, and the Yi Sang Literary Prize, as well as France’s Pirx de l’Inaperçu.
Presented by The Korea Society and Asian American Writers’ Workshop.
Free! Please register here.Wine and cheese reception to follow the reading.