The Ministry of Culture will organize book events for readers around the world
A poster for an exhibition of Korean children’s picture books in Sweden (Ministry of Culture)
Events jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture and the Korea Publishing Industry Promotion Agency are being held in 14 countries, including Britain, Japan, Spain and Belgium, with the aim of to make Korean books more widely available.
The Korean Cultural Center in London is holding an exhibition of Korean webtoons and film-related publications at Foyles, one of London’s most venerable bookstores, throughout October.
In Sweden, Korean children’s picture books are on display until Thursday as part of an exhibition.
The ministry hopes the event in Sweden will increase public interest in Baek Heena, the Korean author and illustrator who won the 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Prize, an international children’s literary prize awarded in memory of the Swedish author. of “Pippi Longstocking”.
Book events will also be organized in Vietnam, Turkey, Belgium, Australia, Nigeria and South Africa.
By Kim Hae-yeon (firstname.lastname@example.org)