"O. Cuniculi" (2009) by Pyun Hye-young
adult division, 2019 essay competition
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"O. Cuniculi" will be available on our website until the end of the 2019 Writing Competition. This translation was originally published on Words Without Borders.
About the Author
Pyun Hye-young was born in 1972 in Seoul, South Korea. She began publishing in 2000 and published three collections of stories, Aoi Garden, To the Kennels, and Evening Courtship, and the novel Ashes and Red. To The Kennels was the recipient of the fortieth Hankook Ilbo Literary Award in 2007; Evening Courtship won the prestigious Dong-in literary award in 2011; and the short story "O. Cuniculi" won the tenth Yi Hyo-seok Literature Prize in 2009 and the Today's Young Writer Award in 2010.