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Young-ha Kim

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Young-ha Kim

Young-ha Kim is the author of the forthcoming novel I Hear Your Voice, the acclaimed I Have the Right to Destroy Myself, and the award-winning Black Flower. He has earned a reputation as the most talented and prolific Korean writer of his generation, publishing seven novels and five collections of stories. He lives in Busan, South Korea.

Articles by Young-ha Kim

First Read—From “I Hear Your Voice”
By Young-ha Kim
In Young-ha Kim’s I Hear Your Voice, translated by Krys Lee and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the narrator, Donggyu, and his friend Jae grow up on the streets of Seoul and seek friendship,…
Translated by Krys Lee
The Suit
By Young-ha Kim
He finally realized why Alex had hired an investigator and invited him to the US.
Translated from Korean by Sora Kim-Russell
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Marilyn Monroe and Lady Gaga’s Korea, and Korean Literature
By Young-ha Kim
Marilyn Monroe came to South Korea in February of 1954. While honeymooning in Tokyo with Joe DiMaggio, she had boarded a military plane and was en route to Seoul even before the marriage was fully consummated.…
Translated from Korean by Sora Kim-Russell
The Man Who Sold His Shadow
By Young-ha Kim
Here’s a question we all ask ourselves at least once when we’re young: Where does that starlight come from? It’s been there before I was born, and before my grandmother, and her grandmother…
Translated from Korean by Dafna Zur
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