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Anton Hur


Anton Hur

Anton Hur was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He won a PEN Translates award for Kang Kyeong-ae's THE UNDERGROUND VILLAGE, and his translation of Sang Young Park’s LOVE IN THE BIG CITY was longlisted for the Booker International Prize in 2022. He lives in Seoul.

Anton Hur

Books by Anton Hur

written by Bora Chung, translated by Anton Hur - Fiction, Short Stories

From an author never before published in the United States, CURSED BUNNY blends horror, sci-fi, fairy tales and speculative fiction into stories that defy categorization. “The Head” follows a woman haunted by her own bodily waste. “The Embodiment” takes us into a dystopian gynecology office where a pregnant woman is told that she must find a father for her baby or face horrific consequences. Another story follows a young monster, forced into underground fight rings without knowing the force of his own power. The titular fable centers on a cursed lamp in the approachable shape of a rabbit, fit for a child’s bedroom but for its sinister capabilities.

written by Sang Young Park, translated by Anton Hur - Fiction

Young is a cynical yet fun-loving Korean student who pinballs from home to class to the beds of recent Tinder matches. He and Jaehee, his female best friend and roommate, frequent nearby bars where they push away their anxieties about their love lives, families and money with rounds of soju and ice-cold Marlboro Reds that they keep in their freezer. Yet over time, even Jaehee leaves Young to settle down, leaving him alone to care for his ailing mother and to find companionship in his relationships with a series of men, including one whose handsomeness is matched by his coldness, and another who might end up being the great love of his life.