authors Famous Authors from South Korea

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List of the most popular authors from South Korea, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous South Korean authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable South Korean writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

List is made up of a variety of authors, including Kim Young-sam and Hongkun Park.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from South Korea?" and "Who are the best South Korean authors?"

For further information on these historic South Korean authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated South Korean authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.

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Jim Lee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Jim Lee Batman: Hush, Gen 13, WildC.A.T.S

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Park Chung-hee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Park Chung-hee Korea reborn, To build a nation, Saemaul

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Lee Cheong-jun is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Lee Cheong-jun The prophet and other stories, Your paradise, The wounded

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Soon-Tek Oh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea

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Choi In-ho is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Choi In-ho Deep blue night

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Kim Seungok is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Kim Seungok Seoul-1964-winter

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Kim Dae-jung is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Kim Dae-jung In the name of justice and peace, Mass-participatory economy, The challenge of contemporary Korean history

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Syngman Rhee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Syngman Rhee Neutrality as influenced by the United States, The spirit of independence, Japan inside out

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Kim Young-ha is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Kim Young-ha I have the right to destroy myself

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Yi Munyol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Yi Munyol Our Twisted Hero, The poet

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Park Kyung-ni is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Park Kyung-ni Land, The curse of Kim's daughters, Toji

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Jo Jung-rae is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Jo Jung-rae Playing with fire, The land of the banished

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Miri Yu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Miri Yu Gold rush

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Choe Yun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Choe Yun There a petal silently falls

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Ahn Jung-hyo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Ahn Jung-hyo Silver Stallion, White badge

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Ku Sang is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Ku Sang Wastelands of fire, A Korean century

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Gong Ji-young is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Gong Ji-young Maundy Thursday

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Kim Young-sam is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Kim Young-sam Korea's quest for reform & globalization

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Kyung-sook Shin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Kyung-sook Shin Please Look After Mom

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Cho Hae-il is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Cho Hae-il America

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Guiyeoni is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Guiyeoni Romance of Their Own

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Kim Chi-ha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Kim Chi-ha Heart's agony, Sasang kihaeng

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Kim Ryeo-ryeong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Kim Ryeo-ryeong Wandeuk

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Park Bumsin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea

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Seo Jeong-ju is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Seo Jeong-ju Selected poems of Sŏ Chŏngju, Midang So Chong Ju, Poems of a wanderer

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Ahn Byong-man is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Ahn Byong-man Elections in Korea

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Matt Kelley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Matt Kelley Crosswind

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Bok Koh-il is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea

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Lee Hyo-seok is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Lee Hyo-seok When Buckwheat Flowers Bloom

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Yi Kwang-su is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Yi Kwang-su Mujong

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Atta Kim is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Atta Kim Atta Kim

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Ko Un is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea

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Lee Yeongdo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Lee Yeongdo Dragon Raja, The Bird That Drinks Tears, The Bird That Drinks Blood

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Han Su-san is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Han Su-san Floating grass

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Kim Su-yeong is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea

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Na Hye-sok is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea

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Hongkun Park is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Hongkun Park Nanowire Nanosensors for Highly-Sensitive^! Selective and Integrated Detection of Biological and Chemical Species

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Lim Chulwoo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea

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Hyun Hui Hong is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea

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Park Wansuh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea

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Kim Won-il is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Kim Won-il The wind and the river, Evening glow

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Kim Hoon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea

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An Sugil is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea

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Tai-Young Kim is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Tai-Young Kim Niche dynamics and market segregation

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Heup Young Kim is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Heup Young Kim Wang Yang-ming and Karl Barth

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Choi In-hun is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea
Choi In-hun The square, Reflections on a mask, Once Upon A Long Time Ago

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Choi Seungho is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea

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Lee Kyun-young is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea

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Jo Kyung Ran is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea

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Bang Young-ung is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from South Korea