There is a young writer in his 30s who has been nominated for the British Booker Prize, one of the world’s three major literary prizes, and who has won the title of the youngest writer nominated in Korea.
Park Sang-young is an author who writes sexual minority and queer literature.
Reporter Cha Jeong-yoon met author Park Sang-young, who became a best-selling author with stories about minorities.
A novelist who became an instant star author by being nominated for the Booker International Prize within six years of his debut.
I’m Park Sang-young, a 34-year-old writer who writes queer literature.
As an unapologetically honest and pleasant novel manuscript, the secret to box office success was fun.
[박상영 / 작가 : 제 솔직한 마음은 재밌게 써서 좋아하는 거 아닌가 하는 생각이 들고, 사회적 변화 이끌어 내려고 했던 게 제1 목표가 아니라, 저는 통합적이고도 전인격적인 어떤 인물들의 재밌는 이야기를 독자들에게 전하고 싶었던 게 가장 앞에 있거든요.]
From ‘Love in the Big City’ to ‘About Faith’, the so-called ‘Love Trilogy’ contains stories about same-sex couples that are no different to meeting and breaking up than any other couple.
Although it deals with the story of sexual minorities, due to the three-dimensional characters and the power of the story the book is read as if it had been sucked in.
[박상영 / 작가 : 저도 소설을 많이 읽고 책을 많이 읽는 편이지만 재미없게 쓰면 약간 고문 같을 때가 있거든요. 적어도 제 소설을 선택해준 독자들에게 고문시키지 말자는 마음으로 (노력합니다.)]
Nevertheless, the characters and narratives in the novel are not light.
The solid plot and delicate emotional portrayal is due to keen attention and observational skills.
[박상영 / 작가 : 인터뷰를 20명 정도 했어요. ‘믿음에 대하여’ 쓸 때는. 녹취가 한 60시간 정도 되거든요? 그래서 대학생 후배를 아르바이트로 썼다. 도저히 제 손으로 못 쳐서….]
A genre novel such as socialist mystery and science fiction is the next work of a young writer who loves the novels of Nobel Prize winner Ani Erno, the master of mystery novels Agatha Christie, and Park Wan-seo.
He is busy working on radio and entertainment programmes, but says he wants to meet readers with a new book more than anything else.
[박상영 / 작가 : 일상(생활)만 쓰고, 잘 쓴다고 알고 계셨던 분들의 뒤통수를 칠 수 있을 것 같은 작품을 쓰고 있고요. 자세한 건 대외비입니다. 제 자산이기 때문에요.]
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