Kim Bo-young is one of Korea's most unique and important authors. Her first published work of fiction, a novella titled 'The Experience of Touch', unanimously won the award for the best novella at the Korean Science & Technology Creative Writing Awards in 2004. In 2010 she published a two-volume collection of short stories, The Story Goes That Far and An Evolutionary Myth. 2013 saw the publication of her first novel, The Seven Executioners, which won the South Korean SF Award. Kim's work enjoys widespread popularity in Korea and has been praised by award-winning film directors Park Chan-wook and Bong Joon-ho. She acted as a script advisor for Bong's 2013 film Snowpiercer.
'Her fiction is a breath-taking piece of a cinematic art itself. Reminiscent of the world we experienced in The Matrix, Inception, and Dark City, still it leads us to this entirely original structure, which is a ground-breaking, mystic literary and cinematic experience. Indeed, powerful and graceful' Bong Joon-ho, Oscar-winning director of Parasite 'She created a world that Hollywood will never be able to imitate' Han Song, Yinhe Award-winning author, on The Day Nien Comes