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4 Nov 2013

Launch of Hahn Moosook´s Encounter in Czech

On 4th November, a special literary event, launch of the Czech translation of Hahn Moosook’s Encounter (Setkání) will be held. Encounter is the very first publication in the special series of modern and contemporary Korean literature being published by leading Czech publishing house Argo in cooperation with Literature Translation Institute of Korea.

Hahn Moosook (spelled also Han Moo-sook, or Han Mu-suk) (1918-1993) was one of the most well-known figures in Korean cultural life. She used to be director of Korean PEN Club, Korean Women Writers´ Assembly, as well heading National Museum of Korea.

Han Moo-sook won the first prize in a novel writing contest in the early 1941 After that she traveled from one literary triumph to another. Among others she won the Asia Foundation's Freedom Literature Award for a short story entitled "Abyss" (1957) and the Republic of Korea National Literature Award for her novel, “Encounter” (1986).


Hahn Moo Sook House


4 Nov 2013


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