Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Sharing Korean Literature with the World

After the nation's full-scale translation efforts began 20 years ago, there have been a total of 2,340 works of Korean literature translated into 27 foreign languages, according to the Korean Literature Translation Institute. LTI Korea, a nonprofit organization supporting the translation and overseas publication of Korean literature, was founded in 2001 and officially approved as a government-affiliated institute in 2005.

1 comment:

  1. The problem is, most of these translations have not been received well overseas. Most of the Korean authors who have had overseas success (Yi Munyol, Pak Wan-so, Kim Young-ha) have done so with foreign publishers using non KLTI translators.

    KLTI is not great at assessing what foreigners will like in fiction.

    Charles Montgomery