Novelist Pyun Hye Young Wins US Horror Book Award

Ben Cho, July 18, 2018, 8:26 a.m.

Novelist Pyun Hye-young has won the Shirley Jackson Award for her novel "The Hole." The prize was established in 2007 in memory of the American horror and mystery writer Shirley Jackson. Published in 2016, "The Hole" depicts the strange life of a professor who becomes paralyzed from the neck down and loses his wife in a car accident. He is cared for by his mother-in-law, but their relationship grows increasingly fraught.

It was translated by Korean-American Sora Kim-Russell and published in the U.S. last year. An earlier novel by Pyun, "Ashes and Red" published in 2010, was also translated by Kim-Russell and is due to be released in the U.S. in November.

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