Kim Yi-seol is an important feminist writer in South Korea, with a reputation for stating the case of the disenfranchised and depicting the violence done to women and their bodies. She made her literary debut in 2006 when she won Seoul Shinmun’s annual New Writer’s Contest with her short story ‘Thirteen’. She has received the Hwang Sun-won Literary Award for New Literature, as well as the Munhakdongne Young Writer’s Award. She is the author of Bad Blood and What No One Tells You, among others, and her work has been translated into French and German.

Kim Yi-seol