BRUCE & JU-CHAN FULTON
Long at the forefront of translators bringing Korean fiction to English - we’ve been presenting them here for over thirty years - Seattle translators Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton tonight discuss and read from two of their most recent projects. Equal parts muckraking novel, transnational love story, and panoramic social critique, Cho Chongnae’s The Human Jungle (Chin Music Press) portrays China on the verge of becoming the world’s dominant economic force. Published as a trilogy of novels in Korean, each of which sold more than one million copies, translators Bruce Fulton and Ju-chan Fulton have combined these into this single English-language edition. Cho Chongnae is one of South Korea's most important living authors. Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton's most recent translations also include The Future of Silence: Fiction by Korean Women (Zephyr Press). This collection brings to one collection a literary elder and master such as Pak Wan-sǒ, along with bold younger writers such as Han Yujoo and Kim Ae-ran. Over three generations of writers and writing are included. “A sparkling collection... Pick this one up.” — Charles Montgomery on The Future of Silence.