Asia is a wealth of knowledge, but not just for cultural or heritage-oriented things. Literature is one of the oldest loved forms of relaxation in Asia (apart from the furthering of education) and finding a good book to settle down with during the monsoon season, is a must. Great authors can be found all over Asia, they are not restricted to just Korea, so you need to open you mind and prepare to be amazed at the depth of artistic and literary abilities these authors possess.
Here are only ten of the best highlighted by the Tribune. Don't forget to get yourself at least one book; well, maybe two...three and you'll be on a roll. :)
It is not every day that esteemed authors visit Seoul, but from May 23-25, 2017, if you're in the vicinity of the Kyobo Convention Hall in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul, then pop into the forum 'Literature and Its Readership in the Changing World'.
Hosted every five years by Daesan Foundation and Arts Council Korea, the Seoul International Forum for Literature (SIFL), you'll get to see, listen and mull over the thoughts of over fifty great authors from Korea, and thirteen esteemed writers~scientists from overseas.
Of course, the event is in delivered in both Korean and English and will be the highlight of your literary calendar. So, you need to be there. Check out all the details, register at seoulforum.org and then book your plane ticket! Enjoy!
South Korea has long known for the production of great writing presses in history and while that might be the case, in more recent times, it is the production of great writers that is capturing the eyes of the world. Today, with students becoming more than adept at the English language, of course this helps with the dissemination of literature across borders. Yet, it is the passion of intensely, artistic individuals that is creating the wave of literature sweeping the world off its feet! Lilit Marcus writing for Vanity Fair enlightens the world with this awesome collection.