Writers in Conversation

Expanding Narratives
10.8.(Tue) 20:00~21:30
@DDP Academy Hall | MC: Oh Eun
Stories expand beyond paper books to screens and moving images. David Szalay published short story collections that brought together his radio dramas. French writer and film director Atiq Rahimi directed screen adaptations of his novels. Kim Keum Hee wrote the original work of the KBS drama Too Bright Outside for Love. They will discuss the power of narratives expanding into the realm of visual media.


  • David Szalay Writer, UK
    David Szalay was born in Canada, but moved to London. At the moment, he lives in Budapest. He studied English at Oxford University. The first piece of writing for which he was paid was a radio play for BBC Radio 4. He wrote a few more of those and then started work on a novel, which was eventually published as London and the South-East. It won the 2008 Betty Trask Prize and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Since then, he has published four further books, including All That Man Is – which was short-listed for the 2016 Man Booker Prize and won the 2016 Gordon Burn Prize– and most recently Turbulence in 2018. His work has been translated into nearly twenty languages.
  • Atiq Rahimi Writer, Afghanistan/France
    Atiq Rahimi is an author and film director. He was born in Afghanistan and then fled to France to escape the Soviet coup. He currently lives in Paris. He has made a name as a writer, film and documentary maker in France. He directed the film adaptation of his first novel Earth and Ashes, which was released in 2005, to great acclaim. He directed another adaptation, namely of his novel from 2008, Syngue Sabour (The Patience Stone) that won the prestigious French literary prize, Prix Goncourt. It won 12 awards and was selected in 20 film festivals. All of his books are translated in 33 countries.
  • Kim Keum Hee Writer, Korea
    Kim Keum Hee was born in 1979 in Seoul. She made her literary debut in 2009 when she won the Hankook Ilbo New Writer’s Award. She has been drawing attention for her vivid portrayals of life’s ordeals through her characters. Her full-length novels include Kyungae’s Heart, Maggie, My Love. Her short story collections include Sentimentality Works Only for a Day or Two, Too Bright Outside for Love, I’ve Been Thinking about It for a Very Long Time and Only One Person’s Share. She is the recipient of the Shin Dong-yup Prize for Literature, Munhakdongne Young Writer’s’ Award, and Hyundae Literary Award.


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  • Munhakdongne
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  • Minumsa
  • Chung-Ang University
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  • 100Fish
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