Han Yujoo debuted in 2003 with her short story ‘To the Moon’, which won Literature and Society‘s New Writers Award.

A Bright Young Thing of Korean literature, her first novel, The Impossible Fairy Tale, was translated into English by Janet Hong and published in 2017 by Graywolf and Tilted Axis Press and in 2018 by Brow Books and Speaking Tiger Press. She has also published her three collections of short stories in Korea: To the MoonBook of Ice and My Left Hand the King My Right Hand the King’s Scribe.

Ms Han read German literature at Seoul National University, and has translated the works of Geoff Dyer and Michael Ondaatje into Korean. She won the prestigious Hankook Ilbo Literary Award in 2009 and currently teaches at the Seoul Institute of the Arts. The French translation of The Impossible Fairy Tale was published by Decrescenzo in 2016.

Han Yujoo

The Impossible Fairy Tale