Spotlight

Park Min Gyu Book Talk & Signing

June 5-6, 2017
Park Min-Gyu, in addition to shedding light on some of his novels, read in Korean from "A Journal from the Alpha-Mega Kosiwon" and it was engaging for those who understand the language and those who don't alike.

Park Min-Gyu, in addition to shedding light on some of his novels, read in Korean from "A Journal from the Alpha-Mega Kosiwon" and it was engaging for those who understand the language and those who don't alike. His unique perspective on the world shone through in his reading, which was full of rhythmic moments. These moments alluded to his characters and society ultimately achieving peace and optimism which are common themes in his work.

Further, Park shared anecdotes throughout the program, at one point speaking about how a giraffe came to symbolize objection to "pushmen" employed in Korean subways to fill cars with extra passengers. The humble author also revealed why he purposefully changes typeface sizes in his work and joked about how this keeps literary critics from realizing his flaws as a poet by trade and not a novelist.
Special thanks to our esteemed keynote presenters: 

Park Min-Gyu - Author
Bruce Fulton - Korean Literature Translator
Ju-Chan Fulton - Korean LiteratureTranslator           
Madeline Collins - UCI Korean Literature and Culture Major, Undergraduate