Kyung-sook Shin is the author of six novels in addition to Please Look After Mother, which has sold almost 1.5 million copies in South Korea alone. She is one of the country's most widely read and acclaimed novelists, having won the Manhae Grand Prize for Literature, the Dong-in Literature Prize, and the Isang Literary Prize, as well as France's Prix de l'Inapercu. She lives in Seoul and in New York.
March 2012 Book of the Month. This book sold over 1.5 million copies when it was published in Korea and now its universal themes of sacrifice, guilt and the ties of family love are looking to make it a global hit. Set in modern day Korea this is a powerful and memorable read.