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Anton Hur

Anton Hur was born in Stockholm and currently resides in Seoul. He studied law and psychology at Korea University and specialized in Victorian poetry at the Seoul National University Graduate School English program under Dr. Nancy Jiwon Cho. He won a PEN Translates grant for his translation of The Underground Village by Kang Kyeong-ae and a PEN/Heim grant for Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung, the latter of which was shortlisted for the 2022 International Booker Prize. His translation of Sang Young Park’s Love in the Big City also longlisted for the 2022 International Booker Prize. His translation of Violets by Kyung-Sook Shin was longlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Awards.

His other translations include Kyung-Sook Shin’s The Court Dancer and I Went to See My Father, Djuna’s Counterweight and Baek Sehee’s I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki. He has taught at the British Centre for Literary Translation, the Ewha University Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation, and the Bread Loaf Translators Conference. As a writer, Hur is represented by Jon Wood at Rogers Coleridge & White in London and has published his writing in Words Without Borders, Asymptote Journal, Litro Magazine, among others.

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    Anton Hur: Beyond the BTS Story

    Anton Hur, translator of the definitive and authorised BTS biography Beyond the Story, discusses the band’s stratospheric rise to music icon status and their global impact on pop culture.

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    75.00 AED

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    Kyung-Sook Shin & Anton Hur: I Went to See My Father

    Kyung-Sook Shin and her translator Anton Hur discuss their book I Went to See My Father, a gripping story of war and family and a love letter to South Korea.

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    75.00 AED

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    LitFest After Hours: Second Night

    The Festival doesn’t stop once the sun goes down. LitFest After Hours will enliven your senses with a feast of performances, activities and experiences. Who knows what you mind find.

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    40.00 AED


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