Bucheon UNESCO City of Literature recognizes the potential and accomplishements of diaspora literature, which is the sublimation of historical efforts, lived experiences, and the process of identity formation. It is a literature that communicates hospitality and cooperation intead of hatred and discrimination. Dreaming of changing the world through literature, the Bucheon Diaspora Literary Award was established in 2020.
After novels with theme of diaspora were nominated from across the world from May to June of 2020, a collection of 12 books were selected after the preliminary and main screening by the nominations committee and judging committee. On the first day of September, 2021, we are so delighted to reveal the first Bucheon Diaspora Literary Award shortlist as follws. Are there any familiar book covers? Congratulations to those shortlisted authors for the 2021 Bucheon Diaspora Literary Award.
The introduction of each shortlisted book will be posted on the Bucheon City of Literature Facebook page from the second week of September. Please check it out for the stories of people leaving for survival, sometimes for a better life.
And the first Bucheon Diaspora Literary award winning book will be announced on 21st October, and we do look forward to holding the first edition of the awards ceremony in December!