Books

Author Panel with Michael Breen, Jeffrey Miller, and John Bocskay This Friday at HQ

This Friday, join Michael Breen (“The New Koreans”), Jeffrey Miller (“Bureau 39”), and John Bocskay (“Culture Shock! Korea”) for a wide ranging talk about contemporary Korea and the challenges in writing about it.

Yes 24 Opens the Largest Used Bookstore in Korea at F1963

South Korea's leading bookstore Yes24 has opened the largest used bookstore in Korea yesterday at F1963, a complex cultural space located in Suyeong.

Book Review: ‘Culture Shock! Korea – A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette’

Steve Feldman reviews John Bocskay's newest book "Culture Shock! Korea", which takes an in-depth exploration into Korea's unique culture based off of his nearly 20 years of experiences of living and working on the peninsula.

Shamanism in South Korea

I'd been looking to talk to a mudang (or more politely, musok-in) - a Korean shaman - for a while. But I didn't really know where to start, and friends kept warning me to be careful about hanging around with such spiritually potent people.

Busanjin-gu to Publish ‘Jeonpo Street Cafe’ Book in English

Busanjin-gu has announced it will print a 'Jeonpo Street Cafe' book to introduce the popular street to locals and foreigners.

Culture Shock! Korea: Book Signing and Release Party this Saturday

Busan-based writer and long-time Haps columnist John Bocskay will be celebrating the release of his new book, Culture Shock! Korea: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette, at HQ Gwangan on Saturday, June 10th, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Busan Writing Group Releases its Third Anthology

On February 11th, Busan Writing group will release Peripheral Portraits: A Collection. This work will feature short stories, plays, and poems by authors living...

Books: A Long Way Back – Stories of Traveling Home

Former Haps editor and travel writer Michael Fraiman has released a collection of travel tales in a new book, A Long Way Back: Stories of Travelling Home.

Busan Writing Group Releases New Book

Busan Writing group has released Convergence, a collection of stories and poems by authors living in Korea.

South Korean Novelist Pulls in Major Literary Prize

South Korean novelist Han Kang has won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize for her book "The Vegetarian."

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