Sung-Il Lee

Born in Seoul in 1943, Sung-Il Lee grew up in Korea and studied English at Yonsei University. After fulfilling his military service, he went to the United States for graduate studies in English, where he received his MA from the University of California, Davis, in 1973, and his PhD from Texas Tech University in 1980. He returned to Korea to teach at his alma mater. Twice a Korea Times Translation Award-winner, Sung-Il Lee has taught Korean literature at the University of Toronto and at the University of Washington. His first book of translations, The Wind and the Waves (Asian Humanities Press, Berkeley) won the 1990 Grand Prize in the Republic of Korea Literary Awards. He served as the director of the Institute of Translation at Yonsei University.

Awards and Honors

Grand Prize, Republic of Korea Literary Awards

Korea Times Translation Award

Korean Culture and Arts Foundation Award