HAM Jeung Im was born in 1964. She made her literary debut in 1990 winning the Dong-A Daily New Writer’s Award with the short story “On the Way to the Square.” She studied French literature at Ewha Womans University and earned a doctorate in creative writing at Chung-Ang University. She has served as correspondent for a literary journal and in an editorial capacity for quarterly magazines and academic presses. Principally a novelist, she continues to publish essays, columns, art and literature-themed travelogues, as well as working as a translator. She is the author of the short story collections A Very Slight Addiction, Bus, Pass by and After the Dinner Party, the novels The Four Seasons and My Man’s Book, and the travelogues The Use of Life: Live and Travel as a Parisienne, And then I went to Venice: Travels to Europe’s Artful Graveyards, and The Novelist’s Methods of Traveling. She teaches Korean literature at Dong-A University and presides over the creative writing theory workshop Untold Stories.