South Korean Children’s Book ‘The Dog Who Dreamed of Love’ to Be Translated into English
John Kim, Sept. 21, 2015, 9:44 a.m.
A translated version of a new book by a best-selling South Korean children’s novelist will be sold in Britain, the author’s overseas agency said Monday. The British publishing company, Little, Brown Book Group, will publish Hwang Seon-mi’s “The Dog Who Dreamed of Love” in English next fall, KL Management said.
This will be Hwang’s second book to be published in English after “The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly,” which has sold more than 1.1 million copies in the local book market since its release in May 2000. The book later was published in 27 countries, including the United States. “The Dog” was translated in Chinese and Vietnamese prior to its contract with the British publisher. The book depicts a friendship between an old man who earns a living by raising and selling dogs and a hybrid Sapsal dog.’