Korean writer Baek Heena, known for her award-winning children's book "Cloud Bread" (2007), is sharing her insights at the ongoing Singapore Writers Festival.
Now is the time to read — this is the message being spread around Korea as a host of literary events have been added to the calendar. This week is all about the 2020 Seoul International Writers’ Festival.
Literary talents will gather in the city of Gwangju for a four-day event this week for The Asian Literature Festival. Until Sunday, the festival will share insights from writers from both Korea and abroad through online and offline channels.
You read about Korean politics in the newspaper, stream K-pop music online and watch YouTubers eat unthinkable amounts of food in mukbang videos, but can you say you really understand the everyday life of the average Korean?
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Author Seo Mi-ae said she felt like “an outsider” for most of that time because the fiction genres were not well received in the country’s literary circle. But now she says she feels more accepted than ever before, especially in overseas markets.