Writers in Conversation

Gender Issues
10.12.(Sat) 14:00~16:00
@DDP Academy Hall | MC: Kim Hyun
Born in Kuwait, Mona Kareem is a critic with a feminist perspective based in New York. Florence Noiville is a French journalist who writes for Le Monde. Park Sang Young, is the winner of the 2019 Munhakdongne Young Writer Award (A Piece of Rockfish, the Taste of the Universe), who continues the tradition of queer fiction in Korea. Jeong Hanah’s poetry gives voice to women of today. The various perspectives of these writers will offer a chance to discuss gender issues that have caused sharp antagonism in society.


  • Mona Kareem Poet, Kuwait/USA
    Mona Kareem is the author of three poetry collections in Arabic. Her next book Masters and Lovers will be her first manuscript in English. Kareem’s work has been translated into nine languages and anthologized. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the State University of New York at Binghamton and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland. She has been a resident/fellow at Poetry International, the Norwich Writers' Center, Banff Center, and the Forum Transregionale Studien. Her translations include the selected work of Ashraf Fayadh's Instructions Within which was longlisted for the BTBA 2017 awards.
  • Florence Noiville Writer, France
    Florence Noiville is a French writer, journalist, literary critic and Foreign Fiction Editor for Le Monde des livres, the literary supplement of the daily paper Le Monde in Paris. Her first book was a biography of the Nobel Prize-winning American author Isaac Bashevis Singer, for which she received a 2004 Biography Award. She then wrote a short text, half-essay, half-personal narrative, about capitalism and its excesses, entitled “I went to business school and I'm sorry”. Her fictional work consists in four novels including Confessions of a Kleptomaniac (2018), A Cage in Search of a Bird (2016), The Attachment (2014) and The Gift (2007). Her books are translated into 13 languages.
  • Park Sang Young Writer, Korea
    Born in Daegu, he graduated from Sungkyunkwan University where he earned his bachelor’s degrees in French Literature and Media Communications. He pursued graduate studies in Creative Writing at Dongguk University. The recipient of 2016 Munhakdongne Rising Writer Award for his novel, Searching for Paris Hilton, his published works include The Untold Tears of an Artist and Zaytun Pasta (Allyeojiji aneun yesulgaui nunmulgwa jaitun paseuta), and How to Love in a Metropolis (Daedosiui sarangbeop). Park also received the 9th and 10th Young Writer’s Award.
  • Jeong Hanah Poet, Korea
    Jeong Hanah was born in Ulsan, Gyeongnam in 1975. She graduated from Sungkyunkwan University majoring in philosophy and received her Doctoral Degree in Korean literature at Yonsei University. She made her literary debut by winning the Hyeondae-si New Poet Award in 2006. She known for her deep insights into unfamiliar images and the meaning of surrounding objects using unpretentious everyday language. Her works include the poetry collections Grown-Up Kiss and Wolf Note for which she received the Ku Sang Literary Award in 2019. She is a member of the poetry collective “Jangnan (作亂).”


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