Ep.20 Exploring Korean Literature - Living to Tell a Story. Part 2
World Ch. Schedule : FRI 20:00 KST
Date : 2020-10-16
Four authors who have contributed to the diversity of Korean literature through K-thrillers and SF novels.
Writing is Loving – Novelist KIM Un-Su
“The power of human love is literature.”
Novelist KIM Un-Su is one of the representative authors of K-thrillers. [The Plotters] was nominated for the 2016 Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. Viewers will learn how his novels were created and how he became a great storyteller.
Science is Modern Mythology – Novelist KIM Bo-young
“The myth of this age is science, SF is the hope of reality,”
KIM Bo-young made her debut as an SF novelist in 2004, and she is one of the representative SF novelists of Korea. [An Evolutionary Myth] was the first Korean novel to be introduced by Clarkesworld Magazine, a global SF webzine in 2015. It juxtaposes evolutionary theory with Korean mythology of the Goguryeo prince. [The Prophet of Mundanity] combines an Asian world view with scientific materials. Viewers will be introduced to the literary world of KIM Bo-young that emphasizes philosophy, not science in her works.
Frightening, Fantastic, Lonesome and Humane – Novelist Bora CHUNG
“People are frightened by unfamiliar things they can’t understand. I continue to explore the unfamiliar realm and would like to introduce readers to different worlds through my stories.”Known for [Cursed Bunny], Bora CHUNG pursues fantasy literature rather than hard science fiction. Her works convey a warm attitude towards the weak.
Not a Fantasy, But an Experiment Towards Utopia – Novelist BAE Myung-hoon
“Many people think of SF novels as stories with aliens. I believe SF should also include how earthlings change their views of the universe with the appearance of aliens”
The works of BAE Myung-hoon are not false delusions but literary experiments of an ideal world and literature that considers the weak.