The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation: Literature Under the Japanese Occupation

By Charles Montgomery The LARB Korea Blog is currently featuring selections from The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation, …

Plastic Surgery, Pressure to Succeed, and Presidential Turmoil: Selections from the LARB Korea Blog’s First Year

By Colin Marshall I started writing the Los Angeles Review of Books Korea Blog on December 4th of last year, …

Enlightenment Fiction and the Birth of the “Modern” Korean Novel

By Charles Montgomery The BLARB Korea Blog is currently featuring selections from The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation, …

Travel Is Living: How Airbnb Ingeniously Markets to Korea

By Colin Marshall Stuff Koreans Like, a short-lived imitator of the mid-2000s satirical blog Stuff White People Like, only took …

Finding Breezy Humor at the End of the World: the Stories of Kim Mi-wol

By Charles Montgomery Quietly, even sneakily, Kim Mi-wol is becoming a must-read Korean author in translation. Clever readers may have …

Anti-Trump Protests, Anti-Park Protests, and the Koreanization of American Politics

By Colin Marshall Since the election of Donald Trump last Tuesday, protesters across the United States, thousands of them in …

When Was Korean Fiction First Translated into English?

By Charles Montgomery The LARB Korea Blog is currently featuring selections from The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation, …