Han Kang was born in 1970 in Gwangju, Korea. When she was ten years old, her family moved to Seoul where she spent her formative years. Han made her literary debut firstly as a poet in 1993 and then again as a novelist in 1994. She has been steadily publishing novels since. The works of Han Kang have been enthusiastically received by both critics and readers alike for their profound exploration of human nature through the author’s delicate yet powerful writing style. She has published collections of short stories including Love in Yeosu, A Yellow Patterned Eternity, and The Fruits of My Woman as well as novels including Your Cold Hand, Black Deer, Greek Lessons, Breath Fighting, The Boy Is Coming and The Vegetarian. She has also published a poetry collection, I Put The Evening In The Drawer. Her novels have been translated into English, French, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese. Han participated in the Writers’ Workshop programme hosted by the University of Iowa in 1998.