Famous Writers from South Korea

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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.

The list you're viewing is made up of writers like Guiyeoni and Han Moo-sook.

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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    Bonghwa County

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    Jangseong County, South Korea

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    Seoul, South Korea

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    Seoul, South Korea

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    Seoul, South Korea

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    South Korea, Seoul, East Asia

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    Seoul, South Korea

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    South Korea, Daegu

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    South Korea, East Asia, Asia

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    Seoul, South Korea

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    South Korea, Busan

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    Paju, South Korea

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    Gyeongju, South Korea

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    Seoul, South Korea

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    South Korea, Seoul, East Asia

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

    Ku Hye-sun South Korea, Incheon, East Asia

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    Gumi, South Korea

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    North Korea, Hoeryong

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    Mokpo, South Korea

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    South Korea, Seoul, East Asia

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    Suwon, South Korea

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

    Ok-bin Kim Gwangyang, South Korea

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    So Yong Kim Busan, South Korea

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    South Korea, Seoul, East Asia

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    South Korea, Seoul, East Asia

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    Jeonju, South Korea

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    South Korea

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    Seoul, South Korea

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    South Korea, Seoul, East Asia

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    Geojedo, South Korea

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

    Ko Hyun Jung Hwasun County

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    Osaka Prefecture, East Asia, Honshu

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    South Korea, Seoul, East Asia

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    Jeonju, South Korea

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    South Korea, Busan

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    Kim Cheong-gi

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    South Korea, East Asia, Daejeon

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    Seoul, South Korea

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    Kaho, Japan

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    Jonathan Kim Seoul, South Korea

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

    Ha Yu Gochang County

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    Masan, South Korea

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    Sokcho^! Kang-won-do^! South Korea

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    Seoul, South Korea

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    South Korea, Seoul, East Asia

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    Chung Ji Young Cheongju, 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 South Korea, East Asia, Gyeonggi-do

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    E J-Yong South Korea, Daejeon

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