Kim Young-Ha


Born in 1968, Kim is one of the pioneers to leap onto the international stage among Korean authors. In 1998, he published I Have the Right to Destroy Myself, and won the Munhakdongne New Writer Award as well as wide acclaim from the public. Known as the “Korean Kafka,” his works are nevertheless iconic in modern Korean literature.

Black Flower

Black Flower is a story of the Koreans who immigrated to Mexico in the early twentieth century. This book follows the life of a protagonist who lives a difficult life amid the Russo-Japanese War, the fall of the Korean Empire, and the Mexico Revolution, but still dreams of success.

Reasons for Travel

In this collection of essays, Kim Young-ha considers life as he shares his experience as a traveler.