[Herald Interview] ‘Korean writers should overcome nationalism’

 

 

 

Korean authors should move on from nationalist writing and learn about the current trends in world literature, Kim Seong-kon, director of the third Seoul International Forum for Literature, said.

“What the global audience is interested in can be quite different (from what Korean authors think),” Kim told The Korea Herald. “I think that is one of the reasons why most of Korean novels don’t do very well overseas after being translated. So it is important for our writers to have an opportunity to interact with foreign writers and learn what’s going on outside Korea.”

The third Seoul International Forum for Literature, which will be held next month, aims to build a bridge between Korean authors and the international literary scene.

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