UCI Libraries & Center for Critical Korean Studies present
Park Min-gyu Book Talk
Monday, June 5, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 PM
UCI Libraries, Langson Library
Roger C. Holden Faculty and Graduate Student Reading Room
Hors d'oeuvres and Hosted Bar. Limited seating.
Book Talk with author Park Min-gyu
Reception, Book Sales & Signing
About Park Min-gyu: Born in Ulsan, South Korea in 1968, Park Min-gyu graduated from Chungang University with a degree in Critical Writing. He began his literary career with two novels, "Legend of the World's Superheroes" (Jigu yeongung jeonseol) and "The Last Fan Club of Sammi Superstars" (Sammi syupeosuta eui majimak paenkulleob), in 2003 and these novels earned him literary prizes and high praises from his peers. Writer and power Twitterian Lee Oe-soo called Park's debut, "the most shocking event in the history of Korean literature."
Park's latest novel, "Pavane for a Dead Princess", was published in 2009. One of the stories titled "The Door of Morning" (Achim eui moon) won Yi Sang Literary Award. In 2010, Park's short story, "A Nap" was adapted into a theatrical play of the same name. It was directed by filmmaker Hur Jin-ho and starred Kibum of Super Junior as a young version of male lead Young-jin.
Event co-sponsored by the Literature Translation Institute of Korea.
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Date & Location
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: University of California, Irvine
Self parking ($2/hour)
UCI Student Center Parking Structure or Parking Lot 2 (Pay by space)