Sophie Bowman

Translator - Bowman, SophieSophie Bowman studied social anthropology and Korean studies at SOAS University of London before studying at the LTI Korea translation academy and going on to complete an MA in Korean literature at Ewha University. Sophie was a recipient of the ICF Literature Translation Fellowship during her studies at Ewha and won the Korea Times Modern Korean Literature Translation Award grand prize for poetry in 2015 with her translations of Jin Eun Young. She is now a PhD student at the University of Toronto, researching post-War Korean fiction by women authors. Her translations include: the novellas “I’m Waiting for You” and “On My Way” in Kim Bo-Young’s I’m Waiting for You: And Other Stories (HarperVoyager); Looking Back Life Was Beautiful (Tarcher Perigree) by Grandpa Chan and Grandma Marina, Instagram artists at @drawings_for_my_grandchildren; and Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award winner Baek Heena’s Magic Candies (Amazon Crossing Kids). You can find her translations of Kim Bo-Young’s “Whale Snows Down” for Future Science Fiction, Soyeon Jeong’s “Home” for Guernica, and Djuna’s “The Second Nanny” for Clarkesworld for free online. She tweets as @SophieOrbital.