Video: Nancy Krygowski reads from Kyung-Sook Shin’s Please Look After Mom
Kyung-sook Shin is the author of the best-selling novel Please Look After Mom. Ranked in the top twenty on the New York Times best-seller list only a month after its English-language release, the novel has also sold over 1.7 million copies in its native South Korea. Shin has written six other novels, five short story collections, and two works of non-fiction. Her work has been translated into five languages.
In this video, recorded on May 3rd, 2011 poet Nancy Krygowski reads the English translation of Please Look After Mom as part of a reading sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh and PEN/America. The reading also featured authors Hervé Le Tellier and David Bezmozgis.
Krygowski’s book of poems, Velocity, won the 2006 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press. She’s received grants from the PA Council on the Arts and from the Pittsburgh Foundation, plus residencies at the Jentel Foundation and The Kimmel Nelson Harding Center for the Arts. She works as an adult literacy instructor.
Read Sampsonia Way’s interview with Kyung-sook Shin.