Korean Author Wins French Literary Award

03 June 2009

Seoul, Republic of Korea (Chosun): La Chambre solitaire (An Isolated Room) a novel by Korean author Shin Kyong-suk has won the 2nd Prix de l'Inaperçu in France. The Prix de l'Inaperçu was established by literary critics and literature journalists in France to honor exceptional literary works unjustly overlooked by major literature awards such as the Prix Goncourt and the Prix du Fémina. Shin's novel written in 1999 shared the Prix de l'Inaperçu with a fictional work by French author Dominique Conil, the Korea Literature Translation Institute said in a press release.


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