Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton
Among the pre-eminent translators of Korean literature into English, Bruce and Ju-Chan have been producing superb novels and anthologies of Korean fiction into English for decades. Tonight is a presentation for their newest collaboration, Kim Soom’s landmark novel, One Left (University of Washington Press). A major writer in the ranks of Korean literary figures, Kim Soom, this novel, the first of hers to be published in English, played a pioneering role when first published for its depiction of Korean women forced into horrific sexual slavery under Japanese military occupation.
“Reading One Left is a journey marked by grief, outrage, and the power of a voice carefully kept silent. The use of quotations from survivors—gleaned from oral histories, media reports, and all manner of sources—is at once surreal and solid. It grounds readers in documented history, while pulling them into the imagined solitary musings of a fictional survivor. This is a must read.” - Ji-Yeon Yuh.
Presented by Town Hall Arts & Culture in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company.