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Asian Festival of Children’s Content

In a society which prioritises the male perspective, the female lived experience is more often than not written out of the central narrative. Celebrated children’s and YA author Lee Geum-yi brings that perspective to the forefront in her works, writing about sensitive topics such as teenagers’ sexual issues and teenage motherhood. Find out more in this lecture how she chooses to wrestle with these heavy topics in a genre that many in Korean society consider taboo.

Diversity Mental Wellness Writing for Children and Youths

Lee Geum-yi

Lee Geum-yi (Korea)

Geum-yi is an author of children’s and young adult fiction. Since her debut in 1984, Geum-yi has published more than 50 titles that contributed to an explosive progress in South Korean Children’s Literature. Her Young Adult fictions have brought about the birth and the expansion of its genre in South Korea. Her work has also been adapted into a TV mini-series, a musical, and a webcomic. Her short stories and excerpts have appeared in various school textbooks, and many of her books have been selected for the One City One Book Campaign and the One Semester One Book Campaign.

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