On 10th May 2016, the Asia House Bagri Foundation is showcasing a Literature Festival exploring the contemporary works of many writers from novelists to screenwriters. The festival named K-Lit In The Age Of Korean Cool focuses on the younger generation of writers who are channeling Korean society and culture through the art of literature. What lies behind the pop-culture front of music, T.V and film?

One of Asia’s premier magazines, Asia Literary Review, has presented its latest issue where the question of expectation and promise of the young is expressed through poetry, fiction and essays. These literary works are authored by the keenest creative minds in a young generation and written about those considered part of this ‘young generation’. ALR’s Managing Editor, Phillip Kim, is facilitating a panel where a fascinating discussion of K-Lit from both panelists and audience will expose those societal issues and questions.

Panelists include award winning author Han Yujoo famous for works The Moon, Book of Ice, My Left Hand the King and My Right Hand the King’s Scribe and The Impossible Fairytale. Screenwriter and author, Cheon Myeong-kwan whose novel Modern Family was adapted into film Boomerang Family in 2013. Translator Deborah Smith notably acclaimed for Han Kang’s The Vegetarian and Human Acts and Ahn Do-hyun’s The Salmon Who Dared to Leap Higher will also be in attendance on the panel.

The evening will begin at 18:45 and will last until 20:30. The night will consist of screenings, music and the discussion panel.

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