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List of famous writers from South Korea, listed alphabetically with photos when available. South Korea is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best South Korean writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of South Korea and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are popular South Korean writers?" and "Which writers are from South Korea?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of South Korea in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in South Korea, but they're all of South Korea descent.

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Kim Ki-duk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Kim Ki-duk age 57

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Im Kwon-taek is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Im Kwon-taek age 81

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Kim Ki-young is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Kim Ki-young Died at 79 (1919-1998)

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Park Chan-wook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea

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Hong Sang-soo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Hong Sang-soo age 57

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Kim Jee-woon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Kim Jee-woon age 53

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Shim Hyung-rae is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea

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Bong Joon-ho is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Bong Joon-ho age 48

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Lee Chang-dong is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea

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Jang Jin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Jang Jin age 46

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Hah Myung-joong is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea

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Choi Ji-woo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Choi Ji-woo age 42

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Kang Woo-suk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Kang Woo-suk age 57

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Peter Chung is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Peter Chung age 56

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Kim Ki-duk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Kim Ki-duk age 83

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Ku Hye-sun is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Ku Hye-sun age 33

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Park Chung-hee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Park Chung-hee Died at 62 (1917-1979)

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Bong-chun Yun is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Bong-chun Yun Died at 73 (1902-1975)

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Soon-Tek Oh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Soon-Tek Oh age 74

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Kim Jho Kwang-soo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea

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Kwak Jae-yong is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Kwak Jae-yong age 58

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Ok-bin Kim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Ok-bin Kim age 30

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Ryoo Seung-wan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea

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So Yong Kim is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
So Yong Kim age 49

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Lee Cheol-ha is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Lee Cheol-ha age 47

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Phillip Rhee is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Phillip Rhee age 57

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Heo Jin-ho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Heo Jin-ho age 54

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Lee Jeong-hyang is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea

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Kim Tae-Yong is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Kim Tae-Yong age 48

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Im Sang-soo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Im Sang-soo age 55

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Kim Young-sam is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Kim Young-sam age 90

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Ko Hyun Jung is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Ko Hyun Jung age 46

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Kim Seungok is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Kim Seungok age 76

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Jang Sun-woo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Jang Sun-woo age 65

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Kim Myoung-kon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea

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Yoon Jong-bin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Yoon Jong-bin age 38

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Kim Cheong-gi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Kim Cheong-gi age 76

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Lee Yoon-ki is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Lee Yoon-ki age 52

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Johnny Kim is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Johnny Kim age 49

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Kôhei Tsuka is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Kôhei Tsuka Died at 62 (1948-2010)

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Kim Dong-won is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Kim Dong-won age 62

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Jonathan Kim is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Jonathan Kim age 57

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Ha Yu is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Ha Yu age 54

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Kang Je-gyu is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Kang Je-gyu age 55

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Jeon Soo-il is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Jeon Soo-il age 58

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Kim Seong-soo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Kim Seong-soo age 56

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Ounie Lecomte is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Ounie Lecomte age 51

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Chung Ji Young is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea

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Jo Sung-hee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
Jo Sung-hee age 38

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E J-Yong is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from South Korea
E J-Yong age 51