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Release Date: 02/11/2013

The Seattle Public Library presents an afternoon of Korean literature March 10

O Chŏnghŭi

Translators Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton will read selections from their latest collaboration with Korean author O Chŏnghŭi, "River of Fire and Other Stories," from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at The Seattle Public Library, Montlake Branch, 2401 24th Ave. E.

 

Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Free parking is available at the branch.

 

O Chŏnghŭi writes historically-rooted yet timeless tales imagining core human experiences from a female point of view. Since her debut in 1968, she has formed a powerful challenge to the patriarchal literary establishment in Korea, and her work has invited comparisons with the achievements of Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Munro and Virginia Woolf.

 

The Fultons have translated numerous Korean works, including "Trees on a Slope" and "The Red Room: Stories of Trauma in Contemporary Korea." Bruce Felton is the inaugural holder of the Young-Bin Min Chair in Korean Literature and Literary Translation at the University of British Columbia's Asian studies department. They live in Montlake.

 

This event is presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

 

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian.


For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director
206-386-4103


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