Korean Contemporary Fiction at Penn
The Penn Libraries actively collects contemporary literature from South Korea, for study and enjoyment by international students, language learners, and researchers in the community. Every year, upper-level Korean language classes at Penn, in particular, make use of our fiction collection for their coursework.
We focus on novels and stories by major authors, prize-winning literature, and bilingual editions. Many of the popular authors we collect are women and our focus is on recent literature, published since 2000. Several series collected at the Penn Libraries consist of prize winners and young breakout authors published every year, K-Fiction, and Bilingual Edition Modern Korean Literature.
Please come check out some Korean fiction by browsing the PL900s in the East Asia Stacks, on the fifth floor of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.
If you'd like to read Korean fiction in English or French translation, aside from the bilingual edition series you can find it in the PL900s on the third floor. The Dalkey Archive Press's Library of Korean Literature is a good recent series of translated Korean fiction in English.