Bo-Young Kim (born 1975) won the inaugural Korean Science & Technology Creative Writing Award with her first published novella in 2004 and has gone on to win the annual South Korean SF Novel Award three times. In addition to writing, she regularly serves as a lecturer, juror and editor of sci-fi anthologies, and served as a consultant to Parasite director Bong Joon Ho’s earlier sci-fi film Snowpiercer. She has novellas forthcoming from HarperCollins in 2021. She lives in Gangwon Province, South Korea, with her family.
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Featuring a Q&A with Kim Bo-Young!
Nalo Hopkinson (Skin Folk, Sister Mine) and Kim Bo-Young (On the Origin of Species, I’m Waiting for You) will discuss their writing in relation to colonialism, feminism, neurodiversity, Afrofuturism, techno-orientalism, and more. Moderated by Seo-Young Chu (Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep?), and featuring readings by Kim’s translators Sunyoung Park and Joungmin Lee, this event […]
Kaya Press is pleased to invite you to our upcoming event: Reimagining the Universe: South Korean Science Fiction Writers in Conversation! South Korean science fiction writers Kim Bo-Young (On the Origin of Species and Other Stories) and Bora Chung (Cursed Bunny) are rewriting the rules of science fiction and fantasy through works that are increasingly […]
After much anticipation, Kim Bo Young’s English debut novel On the Origins of Species and Other Stories is available for pre-order, and will be published in May 2021! Straddling science fiction, fantasy and myth, the writings of award-winning author Bo Young Kim have garnered a cult following in South Korea, where she is widely acknowledged as […]