Youngjae Josephine Bae is the winner of the 2019 LTI Korea Award for Aspiring Translators and the 2021 Korea Times Modern Korean Literature Translation Award.

Youngjae Josephine Bae’s translations include Imaginary Athens: urban space and memory in Berlin, Tokyo, and Seoul (Routledge, 2020) and A Global History of Ginseng: imperialism, modernity, and orientalism (Routledge, 2022). Her latest translation of the short story Blessings by Kang Hwa-gil will be published in the upcoming issue of Azalea: journal of Korean literature and culture. She lives in Seoul, South Korea.

Portrait of translator Youngjae Josephine Bae.