In Seoul to promote her book “The Voices of Heaven,” Maija presented current journalists with her experience transitioning from non-fiction to fiction. Meanwhile, Steven presented to fledgling journos on his experience breaking into the field and writing for various news organizations.
Maija Rhee Devine, a Korean-born writer whose fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Boulevard, North American Review, The Kenyon Review and in various anthologies, holds a B.A. in English from Sogang University in Seoul and an M.A. in English from St. Louis University. Maija’s writing honors include a National Endowment of the Arts grant, the James Jones First Novel Fellowship, and the Emily Dickinson Poetry Award. She was a finalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition and nominated for the Pushcart Prizes and O. Henry Awards.
Steven Borowiec has reported from Seoul for international media since 2009. He covers the Koreas for the Christian Science Monitor and contributes regularly to the Wall Street Journal, Time.com and other outlets. He is also currently deputy editor of the Hankyoreh’s English edition.