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Literary Awards of Korea

 

2021.11.01

 

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We introduce the major literary awards and award winners that will become sales points for exporting publication rights abroad.

 

 

Adult Literature Awards:

 

Today’s Writer Award
Since 1977, Today’s Writer Award has been providing a wider range of opportunities to younger writers as it is given to the debut publications of writers of Korean novels.

Recent Award Winners:
2020.
You-won by Baek On-Yu (Changbi Publishers)
2019.
If We Cannot Move at the Speed of Light by Kim Cho-Yeop (EAST-ASIA Publishing Co.) and Juliana Tokyo by Han Jung-Hyun (swimmingkul)

 

Daesan Literary Award
The most significant Korean literary award is given to works of literature published within the recent year that have outstanding literary value and can represent Korean literature.

Recent Award Winners:
2020.
Poem: Which Errands Are You Running? by Kim Haeng-Sook (Moonji Publishing Co. Ltd.)
 
Novel: The Job of No. 9 by Kim Hye-Jin (hanibook)
 
Review: An Epic Architecture by You Seong-Ho (Changbi Publishers)

 

Baeseok Literary Award
The Baeseok Literary Award is given to poetry collections that have been published within the recent two years that commemorate the spirit of literature that the poet Baekseok displayed as he made his mark on modern Korean poetry.

Recent Award Winners:
2020.
Let’s Let This Bus Go by Hwang Kyu-Gwan (Munhakdongnae)
2019.
File Name: Lyric Poem by Na Hee-Deok (Changbi Publishers)
2018.
Smiling Practice by Park Seong-Woo (Changbi Publishers)

 

 

Youth Literature Awards:

 

Jamobook Youth Literature Award
The Jamobook Youth Literature Award, with its 10th anniversary this year, has become the cradle for youth literature with public approval.

Recent Award Winners:
2021.
I Witnessed a Murder by Bu Yeon-Jeong
2020.
Six-Pack by Lee Jae-Mun
2019.
The First Book by Lee Min-Hang

 

Changbi Youth Literature Award
The award was established by Changbi Publishers, leaders in Korean literature and children’s literature, to revitalize authentic youth literature.

Recent Award Winners:
2020.
None
2019.
You-won by Baek On-Yu
2018.
Paint by Lee Hee-Young

 

Munhakdongnae Youth Literature Award
This award is given to works that broaden the perspectives of children and teenagers as well as providing strength and warm comfort.

Recent Award Winners:
2021.
Glass by Mun Gyeong-Min
2020.
Som Crush by Heo Jin-Hee
2019.

 

 

Children’s Literature Award:

 

Ma Hae-Song Literary Award
Moonji Publishing made this award to commemorate Mr. Ma Hae-Song, who was the first to open up the way for creating children’s stories. It is given to creations that are not yet released, and the winners are published the year they are awarded.

Recent Award Winners:
2020.
Athena and Ares by Sin Hyeon
2019.
Purple Cat by Song Eun-Hye
2018.
Magic Ttakji by Ju Mi-Kyung

 

Kwon Jung-Saeng Literary Award
This award was established to continue the love shown towards a neglected main character from Mr. Kwon Jung-Saeng through his work. Whether the literary value and the author’s walk of life match the mind of Mr. Kwon Jung-Saeng are the factors of evaluation.

Recent Award Winners:
2021.
What you requested by Jin Hyeong-Min (Munhakdongne)
2020.
Plop Plop, Crossing the Night by Lee Sang-Gyo (Munhakdongne)
2019.
A Refugee One Day by Pyo Myeong-Hee (Changbi Publishers)

 

Biryongso Story King
This is a literary award for children’s literature established by Biryongso, which started as a children’s books publisher in 1994. It’s the first award in Korea in which children participate as judges.

Recent Award Winners:
2021.
Here Comes the Ghost Hunter by Cheon Neung-Geum
2020.
Monster Academy MS by Cho Young-Ah
2019.

 

 

Korea’s Literary Awards that read the present of Korean literature and plan the future.
We would like to ask for your interest in literary award winners approved for their literary value, popularity, and originality.

 

 


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