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Exploring Korean Literature
Writers, capturing extraordinary views | Living To Tell a Story
In this episode, we meet Yun Ko-eun, the winner of Crime Fiction in Translation Dagger Award given by the Crime Writers' Association (CWA); the queen of detailed description, Ha Seong-nan; and Jin Eun-young, who is both a philosopher and poet. Yun Ko-eun reveals her daily life as a radio show host and how she wrote The Disaster Tourist, which features a program coordinator for "holiday packages in disaster-struck destinations" with ingenious imagination and insight. Ha Seong-nan tells us about Bluebeard's First Wife, which is gaining attention again in the U.S., her works, and how she discovers story topics amid her tranquil daily life. Jin Eun-young reveals her own secret to turning a rough and bumpy reality, or vague mentality into sophisticated images that shine bright.