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International Exchanges & Partnerships

Overview

LTI Korea hosts international exchange events in partnership with other organizations worldwide to celebrate diplomatic or cultural occasions, thereby the basis of literary communication between Korea and the wider world.

International Literary Festivals and Book Fairs

LTI Korea works closely with international literary festivals and book fairs throughout the year to introduce Korean literature to overseas readers. In addition, we continue to establish literary exchange partnerships in different countries, thereby raisingtheinternationalprofileofKoreanliterature.

International Literary Exchange Events

LTI Korea holds international exchange events on special occasions in order to create and strengthen Korea’s literary ties with other countries. Every year, we select a country based on diplomatic and cultural relations, and carry out a number of exchangeprograms—invitingliteraryfigurestoKoreaandpublishingworksinjournalsandmagazines.


※ Amid the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing measures, we do not support events that require international travel until 31 July, 2021.
※ From 2021, the International Exchange Grants Program's screening cycle will be changed from quarterly screening to twice a year. Applications for Korean literature events or activities held in the first half of 2021 should be submitted by 31 January, 2021.
※ Overseas publishers may apply for our PR & Marketing Grants for Overseas Publishers.

20 Projects in 2020

No.

Program

Event

Period

1

Publications in Journals and Magazines (3)

Journal of Literary Studies, Nghiên cứu văn học(Vietnam) Special Korean issue

2020. 9.

2

Bungeishunjū(Japan), Korean & Japanese SF series

2020. 10 ~ 2021. 4

3

World Literature (Italy)

Critical essays on Korean contemporary literature

2021. (in progress)

4

Literary Events (8)

The 3rd "Books I'd Like to Read in Japanese" Translation Contest

2019. 9. ~ 2020. 8.

5

"A Taste of Korean Arts" in Vietnam

2020. 4. 27. ~ 6. 19.

6

The Moscow International Book Fair Guest of Honor, Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of Korea-Russia diplomatic relations

2020. 6. ~ 11.

7

“Literature in the Post-coronavirus Era” Online discussion between writers from Korea and Japan (1st)

2020. 6. 23.

8

Promotional event for the publication of Lee Chang-dong’sSojiin Beijing, China

2020. 6. 28.

9

Translation contest co-organized with Spanish-language publishers

2020. 7. ~ 2021. 6.

10

Translation contest co-organized with Japanese-language publishers

2020. 8. ~ 2021. 7.

11

Korean literature exhibition at the Korean Cultural Center in Osaka, Japan

2020. 9. 1. ~ 9. 12.

12

Literary Festivals (2)


European international poetry festival “Festival of Hope”

2020. 4. 24 ~ 4. 30.

13

“K-Book Festival” in Japan

2020. 11. 28. ~ 11. 29.

14

International Book Fairs (2)

Beijing International Book Fair (online participation)

2002. 9. 26. ~ 12. 31.

15

Frankfurt Book Fair (online participation)

2020. 10. 14 ~ 10. 18.

16

Academic Seminars and Conferences (3)

Korea-China Literary Forum

2020. 9. 25.

17

Support for translators participating in the ALTA conference and meetings with publishers

2020. 10. 19. ~ 10. 25.

18

Sweden-Korea Nobel Memorial Program

2020. 12. 1

19

Support for Overseas Publishers, and Journalists (2)

Swedish media interview about the English translation of The Prisoner

2020. 3.

20

Japanese version of the KLN interview with Chung Serang

2020. 8. ~ 12.

Person
in Charge

  • Alex Baek International Affairs

    E-mail. alex_b@klti.or.kr

    Tel. 02-6919-7741