Kwak Jaesik

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Kwak Jaesik
Kwak Jaesik in 2012
Kwak Jaesik in 2012
OccupationNovelist, Chemist
Period2006-
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGwak Jaesik
McCune–ReischauerKwak Chaesik

Kwak Jaesik (곽재식; Gwak Jaesik) is a South Korean novelist, science fiction writer and chemist. He is best known for stories of ordinary people with plot twists of science fiction or fantasy elements.[1] Some of his work has been adapted to television drama[2] and comics.[3]

Kwak has also written experimental literature including 140 Character Stories (140자 소설) posted on a Twitter account, which was featured on an EBS radio show's introduction.[4]

Bibliography[edit]

  • I'd Really Like to Marry You (Tangsin kwa kkok kyŏrhon hago sipsŭmnida), Onuju, 2013, ISBN 9788998711016
  • The Book of Assassination (Mosalgi), Onuju, 2013, ISBN 9788998711023
  • Heart of a Con Man Beats Slowly (Sagikkun ŭi simjang ŭn ch'ŏnch'ŏnhi ttwinda), RHK, 2014, ISBN 9788925554747
  • The Story of Rebels (Yŏkchŏkchŏn), RHK, 2014, ISBN 9788925555041
  • The Final Last of the Ultimate End (Choihu ŭi majimak kyŏrmal ŭi ggŭt), Opus Press, 2015, ISBN 9791195145485
  • 140 Character Stories (Baeksasibja sosŏl), Goofic, 2016, ISBN 9791195651498
  • Surviving in Robot Republic (Robot gonghwaguk esŏ salanamgi), Goofic, 2016, ISBN 9791195651481
  • Aria of Rabbit (Tokki ŭi aria), Arzak, 2017, ISBN 9791187206521
  • The Case of the Creepiest Story (Gajang musŏun iyagi sagŏn), Elixir, 2017, ISBN 9788954648363
  • Planet Ferris Wheel (Haengsŏng daegwanramcha), Gravity Fiction, 2017, ISBN 9791196250102

Critical response[edit]

Jiro Hong praised him as "master of science fiction love comedy" and "master of introducing old story". However he also criticized his mystery novel, mentioning "too simple for a full-length book".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "씨네21 : 직장인의 상냥한 수다". Cine21.com. 2015-12-15. Retrieved 2016-01-08.
  2. ^ "연출: 손형석 원작: 곽재식 극본: 진헌수". Imbc.com. Retrieved 2016-01-08.
  3. ^ "만화 : 달팽이와 다슬기 ( 원작 | 곽재식 / 만화 | Onesound ) :: 온우주출판사". Onujupub.tistory.com. Retrieved 2016-01-08.
  4. ^ "화제의 베스트셀러 | Radio - 교육의 중심 EBS". Home.ebs.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-01-08.
  5. ^ "미스테리아의 추천작 가장 무서운 이야기 사건". aladdin.co.kr. 2017-12-01. Retrieved 2017-12-29.

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