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South Korea


KIM AE-RAN was born in Incheon, South Korea, and grew up in Seosan, South Chung-cheong Province. She studied play-writing (BFA) at the Korea National University of Arts and her literary debut, ‘No Knocking in This House’, a short story published in 2003, won the first Daesan Literary Award in 2002.

Her first collection, Run, Daddy, Run, was awarded the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award in 2005. In 2008, her short story ‘Knife Marks’ won the Yi Hyosok Literary Award, and other awards include the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's Today's Young Artist Award. She is a beneficiary of the Shin Tong-yop Fund for Writers.

Kim Ae-ran's 2011 novel The Youngest Parents with the Oldest Child was made into a film by E J-yong as My Brilliant Life.



Joint LTIK/ALR Essay Competition

Kim's short stories, 'The Youngest Parents with the Oldest Child', 'A Dignified Existence' and 'Where Would You Like to Go?' will be the focus of our forthcoming essay competition, in partnership with the Literature Translation Institute of KoreaVisit our Essay Competition page for more.


Contributions to ALR

Fiction - No. 34, Winter 2017
Fiction - No. 34, Winter 2017
Fiction - No. 30, Spring 2016