Why Is Short Fiction Important? (South Korean Focus)


Bora Chung + Choi Eunyoung + Alexandra Philp

Auditorium 2, slq

Main Festival

BWF034

#Performances


#About the event


#Artists

Bora Chung

Bora Chung

Cursed Bunny, a collection of Bora Chung’s science fiction short stories translated into English by Anton Hur, was short-listed for the International Booker Prize 2022. Her other major works, To Meet Her and Red Sword, will also be translated by Anton Hur.

Photograph ⓒ Hyeyoung.

Choi Eunyoung

Choi Eunyoung

Choi Eunyoung began her literary career in 2013 when her short story “Shoko’s Smile” was selected for the quarterly literary magazine Writer’s Word’s New Writer’s Award. She subsequently expanded “Shoko’s Smile” into a best-selling short story collection under the same title. She received the 5th Munhakdongne Young Writer’s Award in 2014. She has also authored the short story collection Someone Harmless to Me and a novel Bright Night.

Alexandra Philp

Alexandra Philp

Alex Philp writes fiction and screenplays. Her short fiction has been published in Overland, Westerly, Voiceworks, and the Review of Australian Fiction, and in 2017 she won the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. In 2021, her short film Pools (produced and directed by Luisa Martiri) premiered at Flickerfest and was also an official selection for Show Me Shorts (2021) and Cinefest Oz (2021). She has a PhD in creative writing from QUT, where she also currently teaches.



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