Kyung-Sook Shin is one of South Korea's most widely read and acclaimed novelists. She is the author of The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness, I'll Be Right There, and Please Look After Mom, which was a New York Times bestseller and a Man Asian Literary Prize winner. Ha-Yun Jung's writing has appeared in The Harvard Review, Best New American Voices, and other publications. She is the recipient of a PEN Translation Fund Grant and a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study fellowship. She is on the faculty at Ewha Womens University in Seoul, Korea.