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HONG SEOK-JUNG is a novelist and shirt story writer in Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK). He was born in Seoul, now the capital of the Republic Of korea. His family moved from Seoul in 1945, and his grandfather, who was also a famous novelist, became a respected writer.
His first published work was a short story named “Red Flower”, it was published in 1970. His most successful work was the novel Northeaster, which appeared on 19993. In 2002 He brought out a historical novel set in the 17th century. HONG SEOK-JUNG was awarded South Korea´s Manhae Literary Prize, the first time it had been awarded to a North Korean writer.
In 1979, He joined the central comitte of North Korea´s Official Literary Organization, the Joseon writers alliance.
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Questionnaire:Would you like to read the books from Hong Seok-Jung?
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