(한글 : 순이삼촌)
– English & Korean Edition
[ Key Features ]
– Written in English & Korean Language
[ Description ]
– Pages : 187 pages
– Size : 4.53 x 7.40 inches ( 115 x 188 mm )
– ISBN 13 : 9788994006222
– ISBN 10 : 8994006222
– Language : Written in English & Korean Language ( Hangul )
– Writer : Hyun Ki-young
– Material : Paper
[ About a Writer ]
Hyun is best known in English for his story Aunt Suni, which was released 2010 and panned for its poor translation. The story has since been retranslated as “Sun-I Samch’on” in a bilingual (English and Korean) volume. The story was the first ever written about the Jeju massacre, and shortly after it was released in 1978 in a collection of stories, Hyun was arrested and tortured for three days. The government claimed that this was because he had been at a protest, but as he was released he was warned against ever writing about the massacre again, which made the real reason for his arrest apparent.
Hyun is extremely well known in Korea having won the 5th Sin Dong-yeop Creative Works prize in 1986, the Manhae Prize in 1990, and the Oh Yeong-su Literary Prize in 1994, as well as the 1999 Hankook Ilbo Literature Prize.