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Competition - The Island

"Discovering the great works of Korean literature" organized by the Korean Cultural Center and the Korea Institute of Literary Translation
- The competition is open to all French-speaking readers.
- Work chosen : The Island, Lim Chul-woo, published in September 2013 published by the Asiathèque.
- Applicants must write a personal text - record, note reading, comment - by sharing impressions and reflections aroused by reading the book (maximum length 10 pages of text, approximately 15 000 characters).
All texts should be sent with the coordinates of the candidate exclusively by mail at : Korean Cultural Center, 2, avenue d'Iena, 75116 Paris, before 27 September 2014.
- The texts will be reviewed by a jury of literary critics and academics.
- The competition has several prices.
- 1st prize voucher of € 500 for use in department stores (hardware, TV, DVD, books, etc.).
- The winners will be notified by mail of the result and ceremony awards will take place at Korean Cultural Center in late October 2014.

Through drama, quaint, or downright comical episodes that punctuate the hard life of the islanders, Lim Chul-woo evocates with immense tenderness, the authenticity of human relations in the isolated village communities of the modern world appears clearly and affects us very much in this book. Lim Chul-woo, born in 1954, is the author of very strong works that have earned prestigious literary awards and international recognition.

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