Kim In-Suk’s award winning 1995 novel, The Long Road, is the lone work of Korean expatriate fiction that has been translated into English. According to The Korea Herald, one of Korea’s leading English-language newspapers, the best recognized works on Korea’s literary scene tend to be those focusing on life in Korea. By contrast, Kim In-Suk is known as one of the few writers to write extensively on the Korean expatriate experience and has won Korea’s three major literary awards. The Long Road is set in Australia and features three Korean expats who move there after struggling through Korea’s politically harsh and turbulent 1980s. The novel is widely considered a vivid account of the Korean Diaspora experience in Australia.

 

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