* Date : 2015-10-20
Park Bum-shin debuted as a novelist after winning the Annual Spring Literary Contest in 1973. Since then, he has led a prolific career, and gained fame as a best-selling author in the 80s. His revered status was attested by his selection as one of the top 3 writers in Korea by netizens in 2013.
The INNERview crew went to meet him in his hometown, Nonsan, where he set up a writing office to concentrate solely on writing. Park, who's known by many nicknames such as the "Magician of Language," "Jealousy on Left, Caprice on Right," and "Eternally Young Writer," has been providing deep insight into human emotions and psychology with his lyrical yet realistic works. He has fans from all walks of life, with whom he shares the passion for literature, and he considers them his long-term friends and companions for life.
During the interview, Park spoke about his novel, "Eun-gyo," which was adapted into a film and released under the title, "A Muse," in 2012. It caused a sensation nationwide at the time of its release, and put the celebrated author in the spotlight once again. He also shared the background story of "Gosanja" being turned into a movie as well.
Tune into this week's The INNERview to meet Park Bum-shin, a veteran author who has dedicated his entire life to literature and writing and earned people's respect with numerous thought-provoking books over the past few decades.