Kim Soom

Kim Soom has won every major Korean literary award and has been translated into English, Japanese, and German. She describes herself as obsessed with “stories of those who are uprooted from their homes and leave, those who could or couldn’t return afterwards, and those who have managed to return, only to find their homes gone, thus never really returning to themselves.” Her novels, graphic novels, short-story collections, and literary nonfiction examine the lives of underprivileged and marginalized people.