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BAE SUAH was born in Seoul in 1965 and graduated from Ewha Women's University with a BA in Chemistry. She is the winner of the Hanguk Ilbo and Dongseo literary prizes, and has over ten short story collections and five novels to her name. She also translates literary works from German into Korean, particularly those of W.G. Sebald.

She has participated in the PEN World Voices festival and the Worlds Literature Festival in Norwich, UK, where she was also Writer in Residence. English translations of her work include Nowhere to be Found, translated by Sora Kim-Russell (Amazon Crossing, 2015), A Greater Music (Open Letter, 2016) and Recitation (Deep Vellum, 2017).


In ALR31: Bae Suah's 'From Noin Ula', translated by Janet Hong, with an essay on how she came to write the story. Click here to buy a copy or subscribe.

Previously in the Asia Literary Review: 'HIs First Love', translated by Deborah Smith.

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