Deborah Smith

Deborah Smith is one of a scant handful of UK-based Korean lit translators, and definitely the only one from Doncaster. So far, her translations include two novels by Han Kang, The Vegetarian and Human Acts (both Portobello UK, Crown US), and two by Bae Suah, A Greater Music (Open Letter 2016) and Recitation (Deep Vellum 2016). In 2016 she won the Arts Foundation Award for Literary Translation.

Deborah founded Tilted Axis in 2015, while finishing a PhD in contemporary Korean literature at SOAS. She tweets as @londonkoreanist – mainly about books, occasionally about gin.