Famous Novelists from South Korea

List of notable or famous novelists from South Korea, with bios and photos, including the top novelists born in South Korea and even some popular novelists who immigrated to South Korea. If you're trying to find out the names of famous South Korean novelists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These novelists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known novelist from South Korea is included when available.

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This historic novelists from South Korea list can help answer the questions "Who are some South Korean novelists of note?" and "Who are the most famous novelists from South Korea?" These prominent novelists of South Korea may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected South Korean novelists.

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  • Ahn Jung-hyo
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    Ahn Junghyo (This is the author's preferred Romanization per LTI Korea) is a South Korean novelist and literary translator.
    • Age: 81
    • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Ahn Soo-kil (1911–1977) was a Korean novelist and journalist who devoted much of his life to depicting the lives of the Korean settlers in Jiandao, Manchuria.
    • Age: Dec. at 66 (1911-1977)
    • Birthplace: Hamhung, North Korea
  • Bang Young-ung
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    Bang Young-ung (born July 20, 1942) is a South Korean novelist whose works focus on affectionately portraying the lives of ordinary people in contemporary South Korea.
    • Age: 80
  • Bok Koh-il
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    Bok Geo-il (born March 20, 1946) is a South Korean novelist, poet, literary critic and social commentator.
    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Asan, South Korea
  • Guiyeoni
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    Guiyeoni (born 1985) is the pen name of internet novelist Lee Yoon-sae. She first reached fame with her novels He Was Cool and Romance of Their Own, which spawned commercially successful films of the same name, as with another book, A Wolf's Attraction. Since then, one of her other books, Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do, has become a film starring Jang Keun-suk. A movie of To My Boyfriend is also in planning stages. Despite her commercial success, Guiyeoni has been criticized for her lack of literary perfection, overuse of emoticons, and unrealistic setting in her works. Besides the aforementioned novels, she has also written Africa, Five Stars, and written and illustrated a manhwa called ...more
    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: Jecheon, South Korea
  • Kim Hoon
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    Kim Hoon

    Kim Hoon is a South Korean novelist, journalist and critic.
    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: South Korea, Seoul, East Asia, Asia, Korea