Chun Su-jin

Chun Su-jin is a South Korean writer, who is proud of her North Korean heritage. Born and raised in Seoul, Chun dreams of living in Pyongyang in a unified Korea. She writes in both Korean and English, and has covered the Presidential Office, the Foreign Ministry, and the Unification Ministry.

Lee Jinna

Lee Jinna is a second-year student at the University of Chicago who was born and raised in Hong Kong. She started translating Dear Onyang into English during her first year of college in honor of her late grandmother and great-grandmother, who were both North Korean refugees rescued by US troops during the Heungnam evacuation. To […]

Kim Yeong-man

Kim Yeong-man was born in Seoul, and became an illustrator after graduating from college. Following eight years of working on countless children’s magazines, publications, and company promotional materials, he tried designing a game he enjoyed by spontaneously founding an online gaming company with friends. After experiencing different fields, Kim is currently working as the creative […]

Seon An-na

Seon An-na was born and raised in Ulju County of Ulsan City. She became a writer in 1990 after receiving the Saebeot Literary Award. In 1991, she won an annual spring literary contest held by the Korean newspaper, Dong-a Ilbo. Since then, she has published several other children’s books, picture books, and essays in criticism. […]

Lee Young Hee

Lee Young Hee graduated from Kyungpook National University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Korean linguistics.  She received her PhD degree at Sookmyung Women’s University in Sino-Korean Word Education.  She has been teaching Korean to diplomats at the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute in Seoul since 1993.

lmu Baek

lmu Baek is a member of the North Korean Writers in Exile PEN Center. During her childhood in North Korea, !mu Baek was a six-time first prize-winner of the national student youth writing contest and was considered a writing prodigy by the North Korean government. After her parents died of starvation, she lived as a […]

Siobhan Meï

Siobhan Meï is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she studies the intersections of feminism and translation. Her translations of poetry have appeared in Asymptote, Transference, and carte blanche among other places.

Hyongrae Kim

Hyongrae Kim is a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst He is currently translating The Origins of the Panmunjon Regime by Hakjae Kim (2015).  Kim has served as a Linguistic Specialist and Interpreter in various roles for the Republic of Korea.

Hawoo Rhee

Dr. Rhee Hawoo is a research professor at the Bangudae Institute, University of Ulsan. He received his Ph.D. from Gyeongju University. His research focuses on the ritual meaning of Korean petroglyphs. He also has contributed to the field by discovering a number of petroglyphs sites. Dr. Rhee actively publishes books and articles on Korean and […]

Younghee Park

Dr. Park Younghee is a prehistorian and formerly professor at Dongseo University. She graduated Ewha University (B.A. and M.A. in history) and received a Ph.D. from Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, in France. She served as a curator at Dankook University Museum and also had taught at Ewha University and Yeonsei University.

Robin Moyer

Robin Moyer was in Seoul, South Korea on assignment for Time Magazine when he heard about the 1980 Gwangju uprising. Shortly after covering Gwangju he became a Time contract photographer (1982–1999) and spent a lot of time photographing feature stories as well as breaking news. In 1982 he was awarded World Press Picture of the Year for a photo […]

Paul Courtright

Paul Courtright was a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Jeonnam Province of Korea from 1979-81. He completed his Masters and Doctorate in Public Health focusing on eye diseases and neglected tropical diseases. For 20 years he lived and worked in Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa, and Tanzania establishing, with his wife, the Kilimanjaro Centre for Community […]

Jinjoo Chae

Chae Jinjoo (Daughter) Illustrator and Doll Artist Instagram @bodlebodle After studying Visual Design, she began working as an illustrator and doll artist. Ever since she was young, Chae has always been interested in drawing, crafts, and the colorful dishes her mother made for her. But her passion was more focused on eating the food rather […]

Okhee Yoon

Yoon Okhee (Mother) Researcher of Korean Cuisine, Master Craftsman Cook and Doctor of Science Yoon Ok-hee majored in food and nutrition and went on to lecture at the university level. She lived in Japan for four years where she became interested in food from different parts of the world. Returning to Korea, she learned Korean […]