Although an actual date has not been decided, in April or May, I will be one of the guest authors talking about Ice Cream Headache or Waking Up in the Land of the Morning Calm at the 10 Magazine Book Club in Seoul. This book club meeting has already featured or will feature such authors as Michael Breen, Daniel Tudor, and Andrew Salmon. That’s some great company to join.
I will also be featured on Arirang radio sometime soon talking about War Remains.
I am reading Daniel Tudor’s book, Korea: The Impossible Country right now and I am loving it. His book should be standard issue for anyone who’s going to be in Korea for any length of time. I know I am learning some new things here as well as finally having someone explain han and jeong in accessible terms.
I would love to have the chance to talk about Waking Up in the Land of the Morning Calm and share my insights on what it’s been like for me all these years living and working in Korea. Unlike most expats who have written books about their experiences in Korea, I was fortunate that I was a writer for the Korea Times at the time and witness to a lot of history going down here. When Tudor talks about Chun Do-hwan or Roh Tae-woo, how many expats can say that they lived next door to ex-presidents of Korea?