IASH Residency for Korean writer, Kim Aeran

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, in partnership with the British Council and Edinburgh City of Literature, is delighted to announce a three months residency in Edinburgh for Korean writer, Kim Ae-ran.  She will be based at the Institute and will have links to the Edinburgh literary community through colleagues in the Edinburgh City of Literature. Her visit, from June to the end of August, has been planned to ensure that she is in Edinburgh at Festival time and can take full advantage of all the events going on around the city.  More detail on Kim Aeran's events and activities will be available on the British Council Literature website. We look forward very much to having her with us at IASH throughout the summer.   The Institute is most grateful to the British Council for its assistance and support in arranging this residency and also for the support provided by Arts Council Korea.

About the Author: Kim Ae-ran was born in Incheon in 1980 and graduated from the playwriting department of the Korean National University of Arts Theater School.  In 2002, Kim debuted with the receipt of the first Daesan University Literary Prize with The Family With No Privacy, and in 2005 received the Daesan Creative Grant.  She was the youngest writer in history to receive the 38th Hankook Ilbo Literary Prize.  She also received the 9th Lee Hyo-seok Literary Prize for Knife Marks.   With agility that addresses life at its core, extraordinary imagination, and dynamic style, her works brim with humour and pathos. Representative works include short story collections Run, Dad, Mouthwatering, Seoul Becomes a Novel One Day, and her first novel, Quick from the Quickening.

About the British Council: The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We are a Royal Charter charity, established as the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.  Our 7,000 staff in over 100 countries work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year through English, arts, education and society programmes. We earn over 75% of our annual turnover of nearly £700 million from services which customers pay for, education and development contracts we bid for and from partnerships. A UK Government grant provides the remaining 25%.  We match every £1 of core public funding with over £3 earned in pursuit of our charitable purpose. For more information about the British Council’s cultural programme as part of The London Book Fair Korea Market Focus, please visit  www.britishcouncil.org/koreamarketfocus.