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  • Hwang Bo-reum’s Welcome To The Hyunam-dong Bookshop explores books and burnout
    Hwang Bo-reum’s Welcome To The Hyunam-dong Bookshop explores books and burnout
    English(English) Book Review

    THE STRAITSTIMES / November 12, 2023

    Book lovers who read this novel will come out of it fantasising about their ideal bookstore. They might even walk away with a few nifty ideas about how to run one. In Welcome To The Hyunam-dong Bookshop, Yeongju – who once threw herself into reading to mend a broken childhood friendship – opens a bookstore in a quiet neighbourhood to escape from a life that was “siphoning her soul away”.

  • ‘Welcome to Hyunam-Dong Bookshop’: Books and other literary reassurances in uncertain times
    ‘Welcome to Hyunam-Dong Bookshop’: Books and other literary reassurances in uncertain times
    English(English) Book Review

    Scroll.in / November 26, 2023

    I finished Welcome to Hyunam-Dong Bookshop the day I visited The Bookshop Inc at Lodhi Road in Delhi. Before my visit, I had been wondering why so many writers like to situate their books inside bookshops. From Calvino to Yagisawa, books where a bookshop plays an important role could be a genre unto itself.

  • 10 Questions for Hwang Bo-reum
    10 Questions for Hwang Bo-reum
    English(English) Article

    World Literature Today / February 20, 2024

    Hwang Bo-reum’s debut novel, Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop, translated by Shanna Tan, was published on February 20 by Bloomsbury. In this independent bookshop in a residential neighborhood in Seoul, several characters find connection and work through life’s big questions. source: https://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/blog/interviews/10-questions-hwang-bo-reum-michelle-johnson

  • South Korean tales of inequality strike chord with Japan readers
    South Korean tales of inequality strike chord with Japan readers
    English(English) Article

    NIKKEI ASIA / March 08, 2024

    The Korean boom in Japan has spilled into the literary space as Japanese readers devour books by South Korean writers depicting social injustices and cruelties that often mirror their own lives.

  • Hwang Bo-reum welcomes readers to ‘Hyunam-dong Bookshop’ with healing dose of books
    Hwang Bo-reum welcomes readers to ‘Hyunam-dong Bookshop’ with healing dose of books
    English(English) Article

    ANN / March 26, 2024

    At some point in their lives, many people pause and ask, “Is this the life I wanted?” We find ourselves overwhelmed by work, experiencing burnout as professional obligations overshadow personal lives. This critical juncture prompts introspection — a moment to reassess one’s life and ask if this path is truly what I wanted. Hwang Bo-reum’s bestselling novel, “Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop” begins with Yeong-ju, who is burnt out. She leaves behind her old life — she abandons her high-flying career and divorces her husband — and opens a bookshop in a quaint residential neighborhood in Seoul. Surrounded by books, she finds new meaning in life as the bookshop morphs into an inviting space for hurt and lost souls to rest, heal and learn about what is truly important in life.

  • 本屋大賞、翻訳部門は韓国から作者が来場 発掘部門は井上夢人さん
    本屋大賞、翻訳部門は韓国から作者が来場 発掘部門は井上夢人さん
    Japanese(日本語) Article

    朝日新聞デジタル / April 10, 2024

    10日に発表された本屋大賞では、大賞作「成瀬は天下を取りにいく」のほか、翻訳小説部門と、2022年11月以前に刊行された作品を対象にした発掘部門が選ばれた。  翻訳部門は「ようこそ、ヒュナム洞書店へ」(ファン・ボルム著、牧野美加訳、集英社)に。発表会にはファンさんと牧野さんが共に韓国から出席した。  ファンさんは執筆中に日本の映画からインスピレーションを受けていたことを明かし、日本の読者が親しみを持って読んでくれたことを喜んだ。

  • 「ようこそ、ヒュナム洞書店へ」ファン・ボルムさんインタビュー 本屋大賞1位「休んでいいよ」と言える物語
    「ようこそ、ヒュナム洞書店へ」ファン・ボルムさんインタビュー 本屋大賞1位「休んでいいよ」と言える物語
    Japanese(日本語) Article

    好書好日 / May 09, 2024

    韓国・ソウルの小さな書店を舞台に、店主や店に集まる人たちのささやかな毎日を描いた『ようこそ、ヒュナム洞書店へ』(集英社)が、「2024年本屋大賞」の翻訳小説部門1位に選ばれました。4月10日に東京都内であった発表会に参加した著者のファン・ボルムさんは「賞がとても大きな応援になる」とあいさつ。「つらい世の中ですが、自分で自分自身を応援できて、他の人とも応援しあえる時間がたくさんありますように」とメッセージを伝えました。発表会を終えたファンさんに東京でインタビューしました。(文:安仁周 写真:斎藤大輔)

  • ファン・ボルム「ようこそ、ヒュナム洞書店へ」 本だけが与えてくれる自由さ
    ファン・ボルム「ようこそ、ヒュナム洞書店へ」 本だけが与えてくれる自由さ
    Japanese(日本語) Book Review

    好書好日 / June 11, 2024

    主人公ヨンジュはヒュナム洞書店という、カフェを併設する個人書店の店長。開店してしばらくは青白い顔で店番をし、客も寄り付かなかったが、苦しみが一段落した時から、彼女は猛烈に本を読み、書店のために奔走し始める。