- The 2014 London Book Fair Korea Market Focus
- The Literature Translation Institute of Korea (LTI Korea) held a literary event on Korean literature from April 6th to 11th to celebrate Korea being selected as the London Book Fair Market Focus for 2014.
▲ A Welcome Reception hosted by British CouncilThe literary event featured 10 Korean writers: Yi Mun-yol, Hwang Sok-yong, Lee Seung-U, Kyung-sook Shin, Kim Hyesoon, Kim Insuk, Kim Young-ha, Han Kang, Hwang Sun-mi, and Yoon Tae-ho. A total of 20 programs spotlighted Korean literature and writers at the Earls Court exhibition centre, and several different places in Cambridge, London, and Edinburgh.
▲ A literary event (Yi Mun-yol) at British Library in London
▲ Literature Seminar (Hwang Sok-yong) at Whitehall Room, Earls Court Exhibition Centre
▲ Literature Seminar (Kyung-sook Shin / Han Kang) at Whitehall Room, Earls Court Exhibition Centre
▲ A Literary Salon (Kim Young-ha) at English PEN Salon, Earls Court Exhibition Centre
▲ Literature Seminar (Hwang Sun-mi / Yoon Tae-ho) at the Whitehall Room, Earls Court Exhibition CentreLTI Korea’s exhibition booth in the Market Focus pavilion displayed 109 books published in 22 languages since 2001. Genres included literature, humanities, culture, and children’s books. 196 translated titles by the featured writers were on display in the author lounge. ▲ LTI Korea's exhibition booth
▲ Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall meets Hwang Sun-mi at The London Book Fair
▲ Market Focus country's publication seminarThe 5-day literature event that coincided with the 3-day London Book Fair was attended by a large audience. Locals demonstrated a high interest in Korean literature. It was agreed that the cultivation of competent literary translators is essential for the spread of Korean literature to English speaking countries and the world. ▲ A literary event (Kim Hyesoon) at the Poetry Liberary in London ▲ A literary event (Yoon Tae-ho) at Korean Cultural Center in London ▲ A literary event (Lee Seung-U) at Wales Literature Exchange ▲ A literary event (Kim Insuk / Han Kang) at Edinburgh Central Library
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