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Release My Tongue


From: Tongues


Languages: Korean, English. On language, childhood, translation, and writing.



Janet Hong

JANET HONG is a writer and translator based in Vancouver. She was shortlisted for the 2019 JWC Emerging Writers Award for her book Painted Windows. She received the 2018 TA First Translation Prize and the 2018 LTI Korea Translation Award for her translation of Han Yujoo’s The Impossible Fairy Tale, which was also a finalist for the 2018 PEN Translation Prize and the 2018 National Translation Award, and her translation of Keum Suk Gendry-Kim’s Grass won the 2020 Harvey Award for Best International Book and the 2020 Krause Essay Prize. Her recent translations include Ha Seong-nan’s Blue-beard’s First Wife and Ancco’s Nineteen.