PODCAST #83: South Korean Novelists Bae Suah and Cheon Myeong-kwan

By Colin MarshallAugust 5, 2015

PODCAST #83: South Korean Novelists Bae Suah and Cheon Myeong-kwan

Colin Marshall talks with two of South Korea’s best-known novelists, Bae Suah and Cheon Myeong-kwan, as they visit Los Angeles on a trip with the Literature Translation Institute of Korea. Bae’s Nowhere to Be Found and Cheon’s Modern Family have both recently appeared in English translations. Colin also speaks with the Translation Institute’s president, Kim Seong-kon, who gives us an introduction to these writers and places their themes in the context of modern Korean literature.


Colin Marshall is the host of the podcast “Notebook on Cities and Culture.”

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Based in Seoul, Colin Marshall hosts the Korean-language podcast 콜린의 한국 (Colin's Korea) and is at work on a book called The Stateless City: a Walk through 21st-Century Los Angeles. You can follow him at his website, on Twitter @colinmarshall, or on Facebook.


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