* Date : 2019-11-27
Kevin O’ROURKE is an Irish priest who has a love for Korean literature.
In the 1960s, Kevin O’ROURKE came to Korea as a Catholic priest. Drawn to the Korean language, he studied Korean literature at the graduate school of Yonsei University. Since then, he has steadily translated Korean novels and poems. He received the Korean National Literature Prize in 1989 for his translation ‘TILTING the JAR, SPILLING the MOON’ and the Daesan Literary Award in 2017 for his translation of ‘The Book of Korean Poetry: CHOSON DYNASTY.’
He has translated Korean literature for over 50 years. How did he become interested in Korean literature? We shall find out today.