Mr. Yun was born in Namwon, North Jeolla Province, in 1947. He received his undergraduate degree from Wonkwang University and obtained a graduate degree in Buddhist art from Dongguk University. He held positions as head of the arts and sciences department at the Emile Museum, Samsung Museum of Publishing, and Gachon Museum. He is currently the director of the Gahoe Museum and the chairman of Minhakhoe (Research Society of Folk Arts). His books include Hangukui-horangi (Korean Tigers), Tongdosaui-bulhwa (Buddhist Paintings of Tongdosa Temple), Gwaebul (Large Buddhist Paintings for Outdoor Ceremonies),Hangukui-musindo (Korean Shamanist Paintings), Minhwa-iyagi (Stories about Folk Paintings), Sansindo (Paintings of Mountain Gods), Yong-bulmyeolui-sinhwa (The Dragon, an Immortal Myth), and Korean Art Book Minhwa I and II.
Ms. Yi was born in Daejeon in 1941 and debuted by winning the Best New Writer of Christian Literature in 1982. Beginning in 1988, she compiled a quarterly publication called Eorini for seven years. She now runs a children’s bookstore in Bundang, Gyeonggi Province. In 1995, she received a creative grant from the Daesan Foundation. Books she worked on are The House-sitter, Land of the Wandering Poet, Children with Lights, The Day It Rained On and Off, The Great Teacher So-deuk, A Song Village in Solmaesan Mountain, and A Vet’s Clinic a Month Ago
Lee Ho Baek
Mr. Leewas born in Seoul in 1962. He graduated from the College of Fine Arts at Seoul National University and the Graduate School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Korea University. He also pursued studies at the Communication and Image Institute at the Panthéon-Assas Paris II University. He wrote and illustrated Our Friend Hangeul, The Rabbit’s Escape, and While We Were Out, and wrote The Strongest Rooster Ever.
Mr. Jang graduated from Seoul National University of Education and the Graduate School of Education at Korea University. He won the second Children’s Literature Award from the Association of Children’s Literature in 2001 for his novel The Plum Blossom Scent That I Long For. He currently is executive editor of the monthly Children and Literature and lives in a farming community in Yeoju after residing in Seoul for about twenty years. His books are The Mountain That Sank into Pee, The Gangster Jin-hui, Sae-um’s Pee Tree, Yun-ju Who Went to a New School Yun-ju Who Came to a New School, and Rabbits, Squirrels, Magpies.
Ms. Jeon was born in Geochang, South Gyeongsang Province, and majored in juvenile literature at the Graduate School of Culture and Arts of Dongguk University. As a housewife with two daughters, she writes whenever she can. She wrote Heung-bu’s Family Meal in 2005 and Chopstick March in 2006.