Lee Hyemi is the author of Ultraviolet (Changbi Publishers, 2011) and Unexpected Vanilla (Moonji Publications, 2016). At eighteen, she was one of the youngest winners of the JoongAng Literary Newcomer’s Prize. She is currently a PhD student in Korean literature at Korea University. Her poems, translated into English, have been published in Modern Poetry in Translation, Asymptote, and Korean Literature Now.
So J. Lee is a translator and writer. Her translations of Choi Jin-young’s To the Warm Horizon and Lee Hyemi’s Unexpected Vanilla have won LTI Translation Grants and appeared in Words Without Borders, Modern Poetry in Translation, Korean Literature Now, and Asymptote.