I am a writer and translator working in Seoul.
I was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and was raised in British Hong Kong, Ethiopia, and Thailand, but mostly in Korea. I became a Person of Distinguished Service to the Nation while serving in the Korean Army.
My work has appeared or is forthcoming in Words Without Borders, Asymptote Journal, Slice Magazine, Anomaly, Litro, Korean Literature Now, Westerly Magazine, and Cordite. I’ve won a PEN Translates award, a Daesan Foundation literary translation grant, and multiple grants from LTI Korea, the Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea, and Arts Council Korea. I was also a Korean literature critic on TBS eFM’s The Bookend (2015-2017).
I received an MA in English Literature from Seoul National University (under Dr Nancy Jiwon Cho) where I also taught in the College English Program. I received an LL.B from the Korea University College of Law and attended both the Regular Course and Atélier programs at the LTI Korea Translation Academy.
I teach writing at the Ewha University Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation in the fall of 2017.