Discover the shortlist: Anton Hur, ‘My most marketable skillset is translation'
The translator reveals the far-reaching impact A.S. Byatt’s work has on his life and how a misspelling in Spot left him feeling scandalised as a child.
Anton Hur was born in Sweden in 1981 and raised in Hong Kong, Ethiopia and Thailand - but mostly in Korea, where he has lived for 30 years.
Hur has translated Man Asia Literary Prize-winner Kyung-Sook Shin’s The Court Dancer and Violets, Booker International Prize-longlisted Hwang Sok-yong’s The Prisoner, and many others. He won a PEN/Heim grant for his translation of Bora Chung’s Cursed Bunny. He currently lives in Seoul.