Nominated by:

Literature Translation Institute of Korea Library, Seoul, South Korea

Publisher of nominated edition:

Dalkey Archive Press, USA

At Least We Can Apologize

Lee Ki-ho      

Translated from the original Korean by Christopher J. Dykas

2015 Longlist

This story focuses on an agency whose only purpose is to offer apologies—for a fee—on behalf of its clients. This seemingly insignificant service leads us into an examination of sin, guilt, and the often irrational demands of society. A kaleidoscope of minor nuisances and major grievances, this novel heralds a new comic voice in Korean letters.

(From Publisher)

About the Author

Lee Ki-ho debuted when his short story Birney won the monthly Modern Literature New Writer’s Contest in 1999, and was awarded the Lee Hyo-seok Literary Award in 2010. He is currently a professor in the department of creative writing at Gwangju University.

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