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Ha-yun Jung

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Ha-yun Jung

Ha-yun Jung is a writer and translator whose work has appeared in journals and anthologies including Prairie Schooner, the Threepenny Review, the New York Times, and Best New American Voices 2001. She is the recipient of awards and grants including the Korean Literature Translation Award and the Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2002, she was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She currently lives in Seoul, Korea, where she is at work on a novel.

Articles by Ha-yun Jung

Garden of My Childhood
By Oh Jung-hee
Hold on tight. And when I held on to his hair, as he told me to, I got his sticky and greasy hair tonic all over my hands.
Translated from Korean by Ha-yun Jung
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from He’s Alive
By Kim Hong-ik
In this 1995 story, Bun-nyo is an elderly superintendent at a reservoir in the countryside. She devotes much of her time and effort to taking care of a flourishing flower garden that she has planted in…
Translated from Korean by Ha-yun Jung
from Hopes for Good Fortune
By Han Ung-bin
The narrator, a manager at a factory in the city, is sent on an urgent business trip to his wife’s hometown. As the hapless narrator sets out on his journey, his wife pressures him to visit his…
Translated from Korean by Ha-yun Jung
from Friends on the Road
By Kim Byung-hun
This story, written in 1960, is narrated by a middle-aged party committee chairman in the countryside who encounters a young woman on the train, on his way back from an important regional meeting. The…
Translated from Korean by Ha-yun Jung
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