Kyung-Sook Shin is the author of numerous works of fiction and is one of South Korea's most widely read and acclaimed novelists. She has been honored with the Manhea Literature Prize, and the Yi Sang Literary Prize, as well as France's Prix de l'Inapercu. Please Look After Mom is her first book to appear in English and will be published in nineteen countries. Currently a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York City, she lives in Seoul.
-From the dust jacket of Please Look After Mom