Hae Yisoo was born in 1973 in Suwon. He studied Korean literature at Dankook University and cross-cultural communication at the University of Sydney, Australia. He made his debut with the novella “The Kangaroo in the Desert" (2000) in the literary magazine Hyundae Munhak. If there were a keyword to understanding the literary world of Hae Yisoo it would be ‘travel.’ His first collection of short stories, The Kangaroo in the Desert, makes extensive references to the author’s experience living in Australia. His second collection of short stories, Jellyfish, features protagonists that travel to Nepal and other destinations. He is also the author of the novels The 10 Game Match of Go and The Snow Sutra. He is the recipient of the Sim Hoon Literary Award (2004) and the Han Moosuk Literary Award (2010).