Sang Young Park
Wednesday 29 March
20.00 (doors open 19.45)
BorderKitchen, Kerkstraat 11
Korean - English
On March 29, BorderKitchen welcomes Sang Young Park, one of South Korea's most acclaimed young writers. Growing up in conservative Daegu, he moved to Seoul in his twenties to study French and journalism.
His first novel Love in the Big City was one of the best-selling debuts in South Korea in recent years, and the English edition was longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2022. Now he presents his new novel, Make Me One Dimensional, translated into Dutch by Mattho Mandersloot.
Set in Park’s birthplace of Daegu, the discovery of a body at the bottom of a lake pulls a star psychologist back into a past he thought he had left behind. An anonymous message about the grisly discovery stirs the protagonist’s memories of his troubled teenage years, and the evening classes where he fell in love with another man for the first time. Make Me One Dimensional is an unmissable novel, both an exciting murder mystery and a relatable coming-of-age tale from one of South Korea's most promising contemporary writers.
Maak me eendimensionaal