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Your Utopia

Your Utopia

Bora Chung (translated by Anton Hur)

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  • Designed by Jaemin Lee
  • 240 pages
  • Published
  • 9781915829016 (pb) / 9781915829023 (e)

Author | Translator

BORA CHUNG has written three novels and four collections of short stories. She has an MA in Russian and East European area studies from Yale University and a PhD in Slavic literature from Indiana University. She translates modern literary works from Russian and Polish into Korean and writes generally unrealistic stories. Among her works, Cursed Bunny, a collection of short stories, was shortlisted for the International Booker Prize in 2022. She is currently the president of the Science Fiction Writers Union of Korea.

ANTON HUR is a translator and author born in Stockholm and resides in Seoul. His translations include Bora Chung's Cursed Bunny, Sang Young Park's Love in the Big City, Kyung-Sook Shin's Violets, and Baek Sehee's I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki. He has also been nominated for the International Booker Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award Barrios Prize, and the International Dublin Literary Award, and has won numerous grants from PEN America, English PEN, LTI Korea, and the Daesan Foundation.

By the internationally acclaimed author of Cursed Bunny, in another thrilling translation from the Korean by Anton Hur, Your Utopia is full of tales of loss and discovery, idealism and dystopia, death and immortality. “Nothing concentrates the mind like Chung’s terrors, which will shrivel you to a bouillon cube of your most primal instincts” (Vulture), yet these stories are suffused with Chung’s inimitable wry humor and surprisingly tender moments, too—often between unexpected subjects.

Chung’s writing is “haunting, funny, gross, terrifying—and yet when we reach the end, we just want more” (Alexander Chee). If you haven’t yet experienced the fruits of this singular imagination, Your Utopia is waiting.

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