• Event
  • France

Saint-Loius Literary Festival

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  • Country
  • City
    Paris, Saint-Luis
  • Period
    05/01/2013 to 05/08/2013
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  The two writers Cheon Un-yeong and Kim Un-su, who were invited to the Saint-Louis
Literary Festival in France, met with French readers from May 3rd to 5th. The writers’ works,
Farewell, Circus! (Adieu le cirque!) by Cheon and The Cabinet (Le Placard) by Kim were translated
and each published by Serge Safran Editeures and Ginkgo Editeurs in French last April. This
festival, held in the city of Saint-Louis in France, which is adjacent to both Basel in Switzerland
and Freiburg in Germany, is the largest literary festival in the Alsace region. It celebrated its 30th
anniversary this year. The two writers met with the readers not only from France but also from
all over Europe through a book signing event and meeting with readers. In addition, through the
literature café event (Café Litteraire), the writers had time to introduce in-depth their works and
discuss them with the audience.
  Aside from their participation in the Saint-Louis Literary Festival, the two writers met with
numerous French readers that were interested in Korean literature through the book launch
event and reading session at the Korea Culture Center in Paris (Centre Culturel Coréen à Paris)
and introduced new trends in Korean literature.

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