Relative of a Sewol Ferry victim (Photo: AP)
(아래, 한국어로 읽으시오)
I am fascinated by the intersection where war and the novel collide, which is why I found myself, for lack of a better word, positively giddy at the prospect of attending yet another back-to-back discussion on the topic. At PEN American Center’s World Voices Festival of International Literature this summer, I attended two panels of similar ilk: at that event, authors in one panel discussed writing fiction centered on violent conflict.
Is the future of international relations being written in the waters off the coast of Somalia?