Han Yujoo was born in Seoul in 1982. She graduated from Hongik University majoring in German and completed the course work for a post-graduate degree in aesthetics at Seoul National University. She made her literary debut when Literature and Society journal published her shorty story “To the Moon” in 2003. She is known for moving away from the traditional story-oriented narrative and writing style and exploring the incommunicability of language itself. Her works include the novel The Impossible Fairy Tale and the short story collections To the Moon, Book of Ice, My Left Hand the King and My Right Hand the King's Scribe, and The Chronicles. She has also produced Korean translations of books like Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.