* Date : 2015-11-10
the Winner of the 2015 Park Kyong-ni Prize
In October, 2015, an Israeli writer Amos Oz was selected as the winner of the 2015 Pak Kyong-ni Prize. The prize was established in 2011 to commemorate the literary spirit of Pak Kyong-ni,(1926-2008) who wrote of the Korean people in the modern and contemporary history. The prize is awarded each year to one novelist who has made a distinguished contribution toward the development of world literature.
World renowned Amos Oz visited Korea for the first time in his life to receive the prize. He is known to bring out through his writing most inner part of human nature and describe complex relationships. Since 1965, he has been very active as a writer, publishing 38 books. He has received many rave reviews and international literary awards for his works.
'The INNERview' met with Amos Oz at the Pak Kyong-ni House, located next to the Toji Foundation of Culture in Wonju, Gangwon-do where the Pak Kyong-ni Prize award ceremony recently took place. The Pak Kyong-ni House is the place where the writer herself resided for 18 years from 1980 and holds many of her keepsakes, which are now on display for the public.
Along with Oz's receiving of the prize, 'THE INNERview' also shows him visiting the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Korean Peninsula into two, a symbol of great tragedy.