Book Talk Event with Author Park Min-gyu

Department: East Asian Studies

Date and Time: June 5, 2017 | 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Event Location: Langson Library: Roger C. Holden Faculty and Graduate Student Reading Room

Event Details

5:00-6:00 p.m.
Book Talk with author Park Min-gyu

6:00-7:00 p.m.
Reception, Book Sales & Signing

The program will also feature a panel with esteemed translators of Korean literature, Bruce Fulton and Ju-Chan Fulton, who will introduce their new book "Sunset: A Ch'ae Manshik Reader" published by Columbia University Press.

Hors d'oeuvres and Hosted Bar
Please note limited seating.

Reservations and Information

Event co-sponsored by the Literature Translation Institute of Korea.

For questions, please contact UCI Libraries External Relations Office at or 949-824-4651.

About Park Min-gyu: Born in Ulsan, South Korea in 1968, Park Min-gyu graduated from Chungang University with a degree in Critical Writing. He began his literary career with two novels, "Legend of the World's Superheroes" (Jigu yeongung jeonseol) and "The Last Fan Club of Sammi Superstars" (Sammi syupeosuta eui majimak paenkulleob), in 2003 and these novels earned him literary prizes and high praises from his peers. Writer and power Twitterian Lee Oe-soo called Park's debut, "the most shocking event in the history of Korean literature."

Park's latest novel, "Pavane for a Dead Princess", was published in 2009. One of the stories titled "The Door of Morning" (Achim eui moon) won Yi Sang Literary Award. In 2010, Park's short story, "A Nap" was adapted into a theatrical play of the same name. It was directed by filmmaker Hur Jin-ho and starred Kibum of Super Junior as a young version of male lead Young-jin.

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