Contemporary Korean Novels

Recently, a fascinating website called Shepherd reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in a guest post on the site in connection with my novel, The Shaman of Turtle Valley. The novel, which is set mostly in Virginia but has several sections set in South Korea, is influenced by my experience living and working there, first as a Peace Corps Volunteer and later as a lawyer for The World Bank. I haven’t been back to Korea in a decade, but I do continue to watch from afar and I’ve become interested in Korean novels translated into English. (My Korean language skills, which were never great, after all this time are not up to the challenge of reading books in the original.)

Anyway, I selected five novels with which I had connected in the last few years and wrote about why. Please check out “The Best Books About Contemporary Korean Society.”

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