Kim Hyesoon, born in 1955 in Uljin, Kyŏngsangbuk-do, is South Korea’s most important poet. She has been publishing poetry since the late 1970s. In the meantime, she has produced an extensive body of work, for which she was awarded the prestigious Kim Su-yŏng Literature Prize in 1997 and the Ho Am Prize in 2022. In the USA, she gained greater fame through translations of the poet Don Mee Choi. The book “Autobiography of Death” (New Directions Publishing 2018) won the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize. In German, the volume “Die Frau im Wolkenschloss” (Pendragon 2002 translation: Kim Young-Ok) is available.