Bak Solmay

Bak Solmay debuted in 2009 with the novel Eul, for which she received a Literary Newcomer Award, and has since made a name for herself in the Korean literary scene. She possesses a unique style, combining an experimental narrative with aesthetic language. Bak has often confronted historical issues in her work, such as the May 18 Gwangju Uprising and the controversy of nuclear power plants. In "Beloved Dog," she tells the story of a person who one day swapped souls with a dog; "The Extremely High-Spec Machine That Only Works in This Room" takes up the topic of cold sleep and hibernation. In Future Walking Rehearsals, she addresses the arson attack on the American Cultural Center in Busan.