Cursed Bunny

Longlist, National Book Awards 2023 for Translated Literature

ISBN 9781643753607
Algonquin Books / Hachette Book Group
Anton Hur. (Photo credit: Anton Hur)
Anton Hur

Anton Hur was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He won an English PEN Translates award for Kang Kyeong-ae's The Underground Village, and his translation of Sang Young Park’s Love in the Big City was longlisted for the International Booker Prize. He lives in Seoul. More about this author >

Author photo of Bora Chung. (No photo credit provided)
Bora Chung

Bora Chung has written three novels and three collections of short stories. She has an MA in Russian and East European area studies from Yale University and a PhD in Slavic Literature from Indiana University. More about this author >

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Translated from the Korean

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A stunning, wildly original debut from a rising star of Korean literature—surreal, chilling fables that take on the patriarchy, capitalism, and the reign of big tech with absurdist humor and a (sometimes literal) bite.

From an author never before published in the United States, Cursed Bunny is unique and imaginative, blending horror, sci-fi, fairy tales, and speculative fiction into stories that defy categorization. By turns thought-provoking and stomach-turning, here monsters take the shapes of furry woodland creatures and danger lurks in unexpected corners of everyday apartment buildings. But in this unforgettable collection, translated by the acclaimed Anton Hur, Chung’s absurd, haunting universe could be our own.