Kyung-Sook Shin


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in Jeongeup, North Jeolla Province, Korea, Republic of
January 12, 1963

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Kyung-Sook Shin is a South Korean writer. She is the first South Korean and first woman to win the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2012 for 'Please Look After Mom'.

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Please Look After Mom

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I'll Be Right There

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The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness

3.44 avg rating — 512 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
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The Court Dancer

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달에게 들려주고 싶은 이야기

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The Place Where the Harmoni...

4.05 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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기차는 7시에 떠나네

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깊은 슬픔

3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1994
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“You realize that you habitually thought of Mom when something in your life was not going well, because when you thought of her it was as though something got back on track, and you felt re-energized.”
Kyung-Sook Shin, Please Look After Mom

“...I have so many dreams of my own, and I remember things from my childhood, from when I was a girl and a young woman, and I haven't forgotten a thing. So why did we think of Mom as a mom from the very beginning? She didn't have the opportunity to pursue her dreams, and all by herself, faced everything the era dealt her, poverty and sadness, and she couldn't do anything about her very bad lot in life other than suffer through it and get beyond it and live her life to the very best of her ability, giving her body and her heart to it completely. Why did I never give a thought to Mom's dreams?”
Kyung-Sook Shin, Please Look After Mom

“Either a mother and daughter know each other very well or they are strangers.”
Kyung-Sook Shin, Please Look After Mom

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