The Korea Society, Asia Society and the American PEN Translation Committee is sponsoring a book launch reception and discussion on There a Petal Silently Falls. Prize-winning Korean author Ch’oe Yun explores history, trauma, and the vagaries of remembrance in her collection of three stories. Elegantly crafted and quietly moving, Ch’oe's work portrays the psychological and spiritual reality of contemporary Korea against a backdrop of past state-sanctioned violence, hope for reconciliation, rampant consumerism and academic rivalries.
The author will discuss the stories with translators Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton. (tokyojupiter)