“A little too fluent”—South China Morning Post

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.

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Book translations

  • Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung (Honford Star, 2021)
  • Late Rainy Season Vacation by Sang Young Park (Tilted Axis Press, 2021)
  • The Prisoner by Hwang Sok-yong (with Sora Kim-Russell, Verso UK & US, 2020)
  • The Underground Village by Kang Kyeong-ae (Honford Star, 2018)
  • The Court Dancer by Kyung-Sook Shin (Pegasus Books, 2018)



Grants and Awards

Taught at

  • 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