Anton Hur

Writer, translator

About Anton

“An award-winning Korean-to-English powerhouse”—Booklist


  • 문학소년, 전공을 살리다 (어크로스, 2023)

Book translations

Book chapters


Other translations

Interviews and Features

Grants and Awards

Taught at

  • Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference
  • British Centre for Literary Translation
  • Catapult
  • Yonsei University Department of Korean Language and Literature
  • Literary Translation Institute of Korea
  • Ewha University Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation
  • Seoul National University College English Program


  • MA (English), Seoul National University (under Dr. Nancy Jiwon Cho)
  • LLB, Korea University College of Law
  • BA (Psychology), Korea University
  • BA (French), Korea National Open University


  • Member of the Author’s Guild (US)
  • Member of the Translators’ Association of the Society of Authors (UK)
  • Co-founder of the Null Subjects Collective
  • Manages Korean literary translation group Smoking Tigers
  • Korean literature critic on KBS World Radio’s Korea 24 (2020-2022)
  • Korean literature critic on TBS eFM’s The Bookend (2015-2017)

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About Me

I am a writer and translator working in Seoul. I was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and raised in British Hong Kong, Ethiopia, and Thailand, but mostly in Korea, where I’ve lived for thirty years. I was awarded the title of Person of Distinguished Service to the Nation after serving in the Korean Army. Repped by Jon Wood at RCW.