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, …

Finding a New Seoul in the Old Buildings of Kim Swoo-geun, Architect of Modern Korea

By Colin Marshall Like many a Westerner with an interest in Korea (and without any stake in the relevant historical …

Heroes, Fantasies, and Families: What Went Into the First Korean Novels?

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

Hagwon Horror Stories: Kevin M. Maher’s English-Teaching Expat Novel “No Couches in Korea”

By Colin Marshall Korea has inspired several volumes of English-language travel writing, even narratives of extended sojourn in or repeat …