Seoul book club to hold Q&A with three authors

Seoul Culture and Book Club will be hosting an event with three up-and-coming Korean authors next month, giving English speakers a rare chance to hear from them and answer questions.

The authors Kim Ae-ran, Chang Kang-myoung and Kim Min-jung will answer questions, with interpretations into English. This will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

The event is part of a regular series organized with Asia Publishers, which has included the authors in their K-Fiction series of novellas. The works are Kim Ae-ran셲 쏻here Would You Like to Go? about a woman who decides to stay in her cousin셲 empty house in Scotland after her husband suddenly dies in an accident; Chang Kang-myoung셲 쏤ired, about life as an ordinary worker in Korea셲 difficult labor market; and Kim Min-jung셲 쏷he World셲 Most Expensive Novel.

The books will be available for purchase at the event, as well as new translations of their other work. An autograph session will take place after the event for those who wish to get their books signed by the authors.

Moderating the event will be journalist and broadcaster Colin Marshall, who runs the Los Angeles Review of Books Korea blog.

The event runs on April 2 from 4-6 p.m. at the Haechi Hall in Seoul Global Cultural Center. Admission is free.

(paulkerry@heraldcorp.com)