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.

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