Event Details

  • Date: 17 July 2024, 6 pm
  • Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK
  • Free admission, RSVP Required

Starting with Jina’s voice, the novel explores different viewpoints, building a full picture of the incident. A riveting and uncompromising campus novel, Another Person is a confronting and timely book exploring the long-lasting consequences of sexism and the distortion of truth fostered in universities.

During the event, translator Clare Richards will be in conversation with Elisa Taillefesse-Barbosa, talking about translation and the themes behind the novel. An in-person event at the Korean Cultural Centre, join us for a discussion about this mesmerising debut novel of both author and translator.

About Another Person

Who is Jina?

The stupid woman who ruined a young man's career?

The weird loner whose university boyfriend thinks that she has a victim complex?

The naïve country girl who ignored a friend's cry for help?

To understand who she really is, Jina must return to Anjin University, and to the toxic culture that destroyed the lives of many female students - including Ha Yuri, who died in mysterious circumstances not long before she left. Somewhere within Jina's memories lies the truth about what happened to them both all those years ago...

Translator Clare Richards

Clare Richards is a literary translator working from Korean. Her debut novel translation, Kang Hwagil’s gothic thriller Another Person, was released with Pushkin Press in 2023, and in 2024 her translation of Kang’s short story The Lake was awarded the Jules Chametzky Prize. In 2023, Clare co-translated New York Times Bestseller BTS: Beyond the Story with Anton Hur and Slin Jung, and her next book translation, Yeon Somin’s The Healing Season of Pottery, is upcoming with Viking (UK) and Algonquin (US). clarerichards.crd.co @clarehannahmary

Moderated by Elisa Taillefesse-Barbosa

Elisa Taillefesse-Barbosa is an aspiring writer, student, and book reviewer. She graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2023 with a Scottish Master of Arts in English with Creative Writing, during which she read pieces of literature from all over the world, experienced different cultures and languages, and strove to improve her own craft. Since 2021, she has been running @ravkaspellbooks, an Instagram account on which she shares book reviews and helps with the publicity of future book releases, in collaboration with publishing houses such as Pushkin Press, Honford Star, and Scribe UK. She is currently completing her Master’s degree in Comparative Literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, with a special focus on East-Asian Literature.