The Complete and thorough bio-bibliography of the SFWUK member writers
Choyeop Kim loved reading and writing in middle school, and decided on a writing career because she was attracted to the worlds depicted in scientific nonfiction books. She majored in chemistry as an undergraduate and researched protein sensor in graduate school. At the same time, she wrote essays and columns for various independent media about scientific methodology and various perspectives of the scientists’ society. Even so she believed that she could not write novels. She was, however, encouraged by a book about writing techniques and started to write novels as if preparing for an examination.
In 2017 she won the Grand Prize at the second Korea Science Fiction Awards in the Short Stories and Novellas category with Book Missing Inside Library (관내분실) and the second prize with If We Cannot Move at the Speed of Light (우리가 빛의 속도로 갈 수 없다면). The review for her Grand Prize work praised it as a lyrical SF that well expressed the author's understanding and thoughts about the world and life. She has also published works at the webzine Crossroads and Behind Science.
Choyeop enjoys converting intangible ideas, such as memory, emotion, minds, and relations into tangible items. She wants to write about the abstract components of life in a specifically scientific language while discovering new questions in the process.
Bio-bibliography written by Choyeop Kim, edited by Myung-hoon Bae, translated by Bora Chung.
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