Kim Sun-Woo was born in 1970 in Gangneung, Gangwon Province. She made her debut publishing ten poems, including “Old Daegwallyeong Pass,” in the journal Changbi in 1996. She has published the poetry collections If My Tongue Refuses to Remain in My Mouth, Sleeping under the Peach Blossoms, Who Fell Asleep inside My Body, To My Boundless Revolution, and Nocturne, and the novels I am Dance, Candle Flower, Water Lovers, and Prayer: Yoseok and Wonhyo. She has also authored the YA novel Princess Bari, the essay collections When the Moon under the Water Unlocked, Objects According to Kim Sun-Woo, Sugar-like Kisses Entering My Mouth, Who Has Laid Inside This Rice Bowl Besides Us?, You Asked Me If I Was Alright, To a Wounded Angel, and numerous volumes of poetry criticism. She is the recipient of the Hyundae Literary Award and the Cheon Sang-byeong Poetry Award.