The ‘1st Bucheon Diaspora Literary Award’ awards ceremony on the 23rd… Ha-jin, author of ‘Free Life’

Wang Eun-cheol, professor of Chonbuk National University, was awarded with translation

湲 蹂肄

[아시아경제 박혜숙 기자] Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, will hold the ‘1st Bucheon Diaspora Literary Award’ awards ceremony at Bucheon Art Bunker B39 on the 23rd.

The Literature Prize is awarded to novels on the theme of diaspora and works by existing authors published in Korean or English.

The first winner of the Literature Award, which will be awarded this time, is ‘A Free Life’ (2007) by Ha Jin published in the United States.

The plaque to be awarded to writers and translators was produced with the key design of ‘dandelion flower seed’, the identity of the literary prize, and the main material of the plaque is ‘tree’, which spreads like a seed and establishes roots and grows in other social soils. indicates.

In addition, 12 dandelion flower seeds are represented as trees native to various parts of the world, and these are made into a plaque to give meaning to migration, settlement, and fusion and integration of cultures. The dandelion flower seeds, penetrating through the 12 wooden boards as they are, symbolize the will to overcome other social customs and take root strongly.

Meanwhile, Ha Ha-jin, who is visiting Korea for this award ceremony, will participate in the ‘Diaspora Award-Winning Writers Lecture’ at Chonbuk National University, where Professor Wang Eun-cheol is currently working, on the 24th, and on the 25th, ‘Conversation with World Writers in 2021’ to be held in collaboration with Daesan Cultural Foundation and Kyobo Bookstore. ‘ will attend and give a lecture.

In addition, to commemorate the Literary Award Ceremony, various events such as the cultural art campaign ‘We are all diaspora’ and ‘Message to the Writer’ will be prepared.

The Bucheon Diaspora Literary Award is an international literary award promoted by the city of Bucheon with the aim of creating a world of solidarity, hospitality, and cooperation through literature with the UNESCO Creative City of Literature Network.

‘Diaspora’, the core theme of the literature, is a generic term for the activities of mankind that extended their lives by taking root anywhere beyond their national and regional identities, ranging from being driven out by unwillingness to free wandering. do.


By Park Hye-sook, staff reporter [email protected]


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