Public Sewol Discussion With LA Times’ Steven Borowiec At “Seoul Book & Culture Club”

Steven Borowiec PresentationOn the two year anniversary of the sinking of the Sewol, dozens gathered at a public event in Seoul to discuss the factors that led to the April 16, 2014 ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people, most of whom were high school students on a field trip.

Young Korean Writers Discuss Their Work & South Korean Society

The Seoul Book and Culture Club & ASIA Publishers recently invited three young, award-winning Korean writers to discuss their work for the public. The event was hosted by Colin Marshall, an American essayist, interviewer & public speaker, & featured Chang Kangmyoung, author of Fired (알바생 자르기); Kim Min-jung, author of The World’s Most Expensive Novel (세상에서 가장 비싼 소설); and Kim Ae-ran, author of Where Would You Like to Go? (어디로 가고 싶으신가요).

Interview answers, both in audio & written form, have been edited for length & clarity.

Dear Korea: Volume One

Dear Korea: Volume One

After a successful book launch, Dear Korea: Volume One is officially available for purchase for people living outside of Gwangju! If you look up, there is a new STORE section, which is where you’d go to get to the order form.

Unfortunately, due to complications, international and credit card purchases aren’t available right at this moment. We’re working on getting that fixed, so stay tuned!

Taking a Lunch Buffet Cruise in Han river.

WE86862559_w920 Did you watch the drama, “My Love from the Star”? In the drama, main characters took a cruise in Han river. Like the stars in the drama, how about taking a cruise in Han river with a luxury lunch buffet? We’ll show you around how to book, go and enjoy your moment at the romantic cruise of Hangang river. :)

1. Book for the cruise on Trazy!


Grab the last chance to feel the the vibe of “My Love from the Star”

Remember last winter when Do Min Jun and Chun Song Yi were fighting for their love despite the obstacles? One thing that was also on the spotlight was their huge and almost extravagant fancy looking houses. And surprisingly they were all on set, designed to best show the two protagonists’ daily lives.

Luckily enough, you can see it for yourself how Chun Song Yi and Do Min Jun lived. From Do Min Jun’s library to Chun Song Yi’s bedroom, now you can become the protagonist of the big hit drama.

We first went to Do Min Jun’s house.

Reading the Korean War


I don’t profess to be an expert on much, such is my modesty. Even though I’ve lived in Korea for over nine years now and am invested in the country through family, I can’t really attest an authority on much of the country’s history. This is certainly an embarrassment as I’m supposed to be a history graduate.

Book Number 3


I guess I can announce this now: I’m just starting work on my third book (this time as a co-writer) with legendary MMA fighter Jeff “The Snowman” Monson. I know Jeff from back in high school, and he’s a total badass with a really unique story. I’m going to have to learn a lot while working on this project, but obviously it’s a pretty big deal and I’m truly stoked. 

I’ll let you know more as things develop.

How does Simon read 3books everyday?#1


It’s the time to read a book
‘닥치고 써라/최복현 지음/작은숲’ with Simba.
Dose he love it?
yeah he should…

omg, i read the date you had with the guy...

I’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback on that post (including almost 2,000 views on Koreabridge, wow!). Yeah, it’s a ridiculous story, but it’s also nice to know that people are reading my writing. It encourages me to finally write a book this year. Maybe no one will read it, but I still want to write it!

Also, I hope everyone realizes that I don’t think that one person can be representative of an entire country, culture, etc. The date with Potato Head was ridiculous, but I have not been frightened away from any future dates with Korean men.

Cooking with tea traditionally

 Available on (which ships to Korea taking a month or so to get here) or from Seoul's What The Book which take about 10 days to arrive, Mistress Oriku : Stories from a Tokyo Teahouse describes the life of Mistress Oriku, owner of a teahouse in Tokyo's now famous Asakusa neighborhood.

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