Son Bo-mi is a writer based in Seoul, South Korea. Since making her debut in 2009, Son has written numerous novels and short story collections, including Dear Ralph Lauren, Little Village, Bringing Them the Lindy Hop, and The Fireflies of Manhattan. She has won a number of prestigious literary prizes, such as the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award, Dong Ilbo Short Story Award, the Munhakdongne New Author Award, and the Daesan Literary Award.
Janet Hong is a writer and translator based in Vancouver, Canada. 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. Recent translations include Kwon Yeo-sun’s Lemon, Ha Seong-nan’s Bluebeard’s First Wife, and Keum Suk Gendry-Kim’s Grass, which won the 2020 Harvey Award for Best International Book and the 2020 Krause Essay Prize.