Win­ners of 50th Mod­ern Korean Lit­er­a­ture Trans­la­tion Awards

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The Korea Times is pleased to an­nounce the win­ners of its 50th Mod­ern Korean Lit­er­a­ture Trans­la­tion Awards.

The Grand Prize win­ner in the fic­tion cat­e­gory goes to Leo-Thomas Bry­lowski for his trans­la­tion of “Choe Mi­jin, Where Have You Gone?” by nov­el­ist Lee Ki-ho. Com­men­da­tion Award win­ners are Grace Payer and Jas­mine Jeemin Lee. Payer trans­lated “Burial” by nov­el­ist Kim Sagwa and Lee trans­lated au­thor Kim Se-hui’s “Still Days.”

In the poetry cat­e­gory, no win­ner has been se­lected to be given the Grand Prize this year. The Com­men­da­tion Award goes to the team of Yoo Ji-young and Clar­que Brown for their trans­la­tion of 10 po­ems by poet Heo Yeon, in­clud­ing “Fifty Me­ters.”

We con­grat­u­late all par­tic­i­pants and win­ners for their hard work, and hope for a greater num­ber of en­tries next year as Korean lit­er­a­ture needs more skilled trans­la­tors to reach global au­di­ences. The con­test was spon­sored by KB Fi­nan­cial Group.

Grand Prize in fic­tion:

Leo-Thomas Bry­lowski (Lee Ki-ho’s “Choe Mi­jin, Where Have You Gone?”)

Com­men­da­tion Awards in fic­tion: Grace Payer (Kim Sagwa’s “Burial”), Jas­mine Jeemin Lee (Kim Se-hui’s “Still Days”)

Com­men­da­tion Award in poetry: Yoo Ji-young and Clar­que Brown (Po­ems of Heo Yeon)

Judges: Brother Anthony (pro­fes­sor emer­i­tus at So­gang Univer­sity), Jung Ha-yun (pro­fes­sor at Ewha Wo­mans Univer­sity) and Min Eun-kyung (pro­fes­sor at Seoul Na­tional Univer­sity)

Leo-Thomas Bry­lowski

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