Korea’s LTI and Random House to help Korean literature go global

The Literature Translation Institute (LTI) and Random House Korea are launching an ambitious project aimed at helping Korean literature go global.

LTI president Kim Seong-kon said he and Eric Yang, Asia Pacific Publishers’ Association president and RH Korea CEO, have agreed to publish a collection of selected East Asian literary works as part of efforts to draw Western readers’ attention to Korean literature.

Several Korean fiction writers’ works will be selected, Kim said.

Once Korean, Chinese and Japanese literary works have been chosen and translated, the collection will be published in Europe and the United States.

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