Past News


Sung Ryu, Slin Jung, Sandy Joosun Lee, Sora Kim-Russell, and Anton Hur (credit: J. Fruit)

Sung Ryu, Slin Jung, Anton Hur, and Sora Kim-Russell win GKL Korean Literature Translation Awards—November 30th

Sung Ryu wins LTI translation grant—November 30th

Anton Hur’s translation of Kang Kyeong-ae’s The Underground Village: Short Stories (Honford Star) is published in the UK—November 30th

Agnel Joseph, Sophie Bowman, and Sora Kim-Russell publish in a special issue of Wasafiri—November 20th

Sora Kim-Russell’s translation of Hye-young Pyun’s City of Ash and Red (Arcade) is published in the US—November 6th

Sora Kim-Russell’s translation of Hwang Sok-yong’s At Dusk (Scribe) is published in Australia—October 1st

Sophie Bowman, Helen Cho, Anton Hur, Agnel Joseph, Slin Jung, Sora Kim-Russell, and Sung Ryu publish in the 10th-anniversary issue of Korean Literature NowSeptember 1st

Sora Kim-Russell’s translation of Hye-young Pyun’s The Hole (Arcade) wins the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel—July 15th

Anton Hur’s translation of Kyung-Sook Shin’s The Court Dancer (Pegasus) is published in the US—August 7th

Sora Kim-Russell’s translation of Un-su Kim’s The Plotters (Text Publishing) is published in Australia—July 30th

Slin Jung, Agnel Joseph, Jack Jung, and Anton Hur publish in Litro issue 169 (“Finding the Soul in Seoul”)

Sora Kim-Russell delivers “Queerly Vague or Vaguely Queer” lecture at Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference on the relationship between the Korean language and Korean queer literature—June 5th

So J Lee debuts with Choi Jin-young’s “Dori and Jina” in Words Without Borders—June 1st

Sophie Bowman wins LTI translation grant—May 31st

Victoria Caudle debuts with Kim Bi’s “Transgender Basketball Club” in Nabillera—May 30th

Smoking Tigers hard launch—May 12th

Sung Ryu, Stella Kim, Agnel Joseph, and Sora Kim-Russell publish translations in the Asymptote Special Feature in Korean Literature—April 20th

Deborah Smith is shortlisted for the Man Booker International with Han Kang for The White Book—April 12

Deborah Smith is longlisted for the Man Booker International with Han Kang for The White Book—March 12

Sandy Joosun Lee and So J Lee win LTI translation grants—February 28th

Smoking Tigers begin members-only translation workshops in Seoul—February 24th


Agnel Joseph wins the inaugural GKL Literary Translation Grand Prize—November 20th

Smoking Tigers soft launch—November 20th

Korean literary translators collective conceived at the British Centre for Literary Translation Summer School in Norwich, UK—July 25th