Hwang Sok-yong is arguably South Korea’s most esteemed novelist. His award-winning At Dusk is a bittersweet tale of a successful man who reconnects with his humble beginnings after unexpected contact from an old love. A poignant reflection on sacrifice and regret, At Dusk also explores the impact of modernisation, and what is lost in our never-ending quest for progress. A spare, beautifully written book infused with quiet urgency and melancholia.
Chair: Linda Jaivin
Supported by the Literature Translation Institute of Korea
Hwang Sok-yong is arguably Korea’s most renowned author. The recipient of Korea's highest literary prizes, he has been shortlisted for the Prix Femina Etranger and was awarded the Emile Guimet Prize for Asian Literature for his book At Dusk.
Linda Jaivin is the author of eleven books, including seven novels and the Quarterly Essay Found in Translation. She is also a cultural commentator, co-editor of the China Story Yearbook at the Australian National University, and literary and film translator.