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  1. About

Korean Literature Now (or KLN for short) is a quarterly published by LTI Korea with the objective to help readers around the world to experience and appreciate Korean literature content. Launched as _list: Books from Korea in 2008, the magazine was relaunched in its current form in the summer of 2016 (issue no. 32). KLN is currently distributed to around 5,500 universities, libraries, cultural and art institutions, and the general public in about 125 countries.

Reading a country’s literature is one of the best ways to gain insight into its culture, struggles, and realities. Korean Literature Now is the world’s only English-language quarterly that brings you the best of contemporary Korean fiction, poetry, interviews, reviews, essays, and engaging digital content in the form of audiobooks, video interviews, book readings, and much more. Become better acquainted with Korea and its literature through KLN.

Read KLN, Read Korea!


With its beautiful new design inside and out, excellent color images, and careful editing, KOREAN LITERATURE NOW is an invaluable gift of contemporary Korean writing to worldwide readers. Congratulations and gratitude to LTI Korea for enabling an international audience to reimagine and appreciate the best of Korean literature now.

- Frank StewartEditor, MĀNOA: A Pacific Journal of International Writing​

Korean Literature Now is an excellent publication, beautifully produced and full of fascinating articles. It is a must-read for anyone interested in Korean Literature, and literature in translation more widely.

- Max Porter​Editorial Director Granta Books

Korean Literature Now is a beautiful reincarnation of _list: Books from Korea. Frankly, I was a bit apprehensive of the announced change, for I was a great admirer of the _list. However, it took me no time to feel comfortable with the re-imagined appearance and contents of the magazine. It certainly lives up to international standards in every aspect. Congratulations!

- Young-Key Kim-RenaudProfessor Emeritus George Washington University​

LTI Korea has been out there in the world of international publishing and reading for almost a decade. Korean Literature Now gives us the news about Korean writers and their works, this generation, the now gen, as well as the longer-established yet no less notable Korean authors whose works inspire and challenge us. In the magazine's pages, across a range of languages and cultures, translators, publishers, agents, and international gatherings, we follow Korean literature out into the world now.

- David McCannKorea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature, Emeritus, Harvard University​

Go With Me Anytime Anywhere for New Korean Voices.​

- Peter H. LeeResearch Professor of Korean & Comparative Literature University of California​​


Korean Literature Now Published by the Literature Translation Institute of Korea
Seoul, Republic of Korea


    Kwak Hyo Hwan


    Park Kyung-hee


    Claire Kyung Jin


    Agnel Joseph


    Ye Jooyeon


    Charse Yun


Chung Eun-Gwi
Cho Yeonjung
Jung Yong-jun
Oh Eun


Korean Literature Now koreanlitnow@klti.or.kr

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