South Korea visit offered to editors

South Korea visit offered to editors

Six fiction editors are being sought to travel to South Korea for a scoping and study visit, in an initiative to support the 2014 London Book Fair market focus programme.

The British Council and the Literature Translation Institute of Korea are offering the opportunity for UK publishers to learn about South Korean literature, gain insights into the market and build relationships with their counterparts at South Korean publishing houses.

Delegates will be able to meet South Korean editors, agents, rights professionals, literary critics, writers and booksellers, with meetings in Seoul and Paju Book City. Preference is given to applicants from houses with a record of publishing literature in translation.

Cortina Butler, director of literature at the British Council, called the visit "a once-in-a-career opportunity to get a fully contextualised understanding of the Korean literary environment".