The London Book Fair Korea Market Focus 2014

Cambridge | Edinburgh | Aberystwyth

Hwang Sun-mi at Cambridge Literary Festival

We are delighted to welcome Korean children’s writer and novelist Hwang Sun-mi to Cambridge. She is best known for her bestselling The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly, which remained on the Korean charts for over a decade. Hwang’s fable, reminiscent of Dick King-Smith, Charlotte’s Web and Jonathan Livingston Seagull, explores parenthood, friendship and sacrifice and is as enjoyable for adults as it is for children. Sun-mi will speak about what inspires her to write and her other works which have won her a worldwide audience.

Cambridge Literary Festival: Divinity, St John’s College, St John’s Street, Cambridge CB2 1TP

Tickets: £10 (£8 Concessions), book online





Edinburgh Reads with Kim Insuk and Han Kang

We welcome Korean writers Kim Insuk and Han Kang, and Scottish writer Karen Campbell to our Edinburgh Reads programme. Join us to discuss their writing in response to ideas of the individual, family, emigration and society. Chaired by Serena Field.


Edinburgh Central Library, George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EG

Tickets: Free, book online at




Reading Korea, Translating Wales: Lee Seung-U in conversation with Francesca Rhydderch

On her return from East Asia, Dr Francesca Rhydderch, author of The Rice Paper Diaries (Seren 2013) interviews Korean writer Lee Seung-U. Lee is a novelist and professor of Korean literature at Chosun University. He is one of Korea's foremost literary figures and was awarded the Daesan Literature Award in 1993. Wine reception to follow.

Wales Literature Exchange: Seddon Room, Old College, King Street, Aberystwyth SY23 2AX

Tickets: £5 (£3 Concessions / Free to unemployed), email