Park Seongwon was born in 1969 in Daegu. He earned a B.A. in public administration from Yeungnam University and a Master's in creative writing from Dongguk University. Park began his literary career in 1994 when he published his short story “Yuseo” (유서 The Will) in Literature and Society. He has served as a creative writing professor at Dongguk University, and is currently a creative writing professor at Keimyung University. Park is the author of six works: Confession (고백) (Hyundae Munhak, 2015), One Day (하루) (Moonji 2012), What is a City Made Of (도시는 무엇으로 이루어지는가) (Moonji, 2009), We Run (우리는 달려간다) (Moonji 2005), Steal Me (나를 훔쳐라) (Moonji 2000), and Roger roger roger (이상 이상 이상) (Moonji 1996). He is the winner of five honors, including the 2014 Hahn Moo-Sook Literary Prize, the 2013 Dongguk Literary Award, and the 2012 Hyundai Buddhist Literature Prize. His work has been translated into Japanese and German.
My apartment stood alone on a hill above the new city. I rarely went out, maybe because of this distance. When the man moved in, towards the end of an enormous monsoon, he said the mountaintop would make for great views at night.