The LTI Korea Library maintains an “Official Database of Korean Writers' Romanized Names” by collating the different Romanization of the writers’ names as recorded in existing publications of their translated works.

Preferred Name & Recommended Name

Preferred Name

First, we verify the Romanization the author prefers and recommend the same for use in all promotional materials and translated works.

Recommended Name

In cases where narrowing down the author’s preferred Romanization is difficult, we pick the spelling that is well-known and widely-used in existing publications.

History

YEAR DESCRIPTION
December, 2014 The “Official Database of Korean Writers' Romanized Names” uploaded online
May, 2014 1st survey of Korean writers’ “Preferred Name” conducted
September, 2014 2nd survey of Korean writers’ “Preferred Name” conducted
Questions or Feedback Librarian Bae Chanmin / library@klti.or.kr