Pak Kyongni, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Pak Kyongni

Korean writer

Date of Birth: 28-Oct-1926

Place of Birth: Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea

Date of Death: 05-May-2008

Profession: writer, poet

Nationality: South Korea

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Pak Kyongni

  • Pak Kyongni (December 2, 1926 – May 5, 2008) was a prominent South Korean novelist.
  • She was born in Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province, and later lived in Wonju Gangwon Province.
  • Pak made her literary debut in 1955, with Gyesan (??, Calculations).
  • She is, however, most well known for her 16-volume story Toji (??, The Land), an epic saga set on the turbulent history of Korea during 19th and 20th century.
  • It was later adapted into a movie, a television series and an opera.Pak Kyongni died from lung cancer at the age of 81 on May 5, 2008 and many literary men recollected her as a guide for their literary works and life as a writer.
  • She was posthumously awarded the country's top medal by the newly created Culture Ministry of South Korea for her promoting South Korean arts.

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