Bae Suah, translated by Deborah Smith
"The woman occupied a one-room dwelling at the very end of an alley, where the sunlight never quite reached."
Deborah Smith is a British translator of Korean literature, mainly fiction by Bae Suah and Han Kang. In 2015 she founded Tilted Axis, a non-profit press publishing contemporary Asian writing. In 2016 her translation of Han Kang’s The Vegetarian won the Man Booker International Award. Her work on translation includes public speaking, consultancy, reviews and feature writing, prize judging, teaching, mentoring and guest editing. She is currently writing a book-length essay on translation, Fidelity, to be published by Peninsula Press in 2018. Deborah tweets as @londonkoreanist, but lives in Sheffield.