The ‘Lee Hochul Literary Prize for Peace’
was established by Eunpyeong-gu Office to commemorate the literary works and spirit of the late author
Lee Ho-chul who had resided in Eunpyeong-gu more than 50 years and whose works are deeply rooted in longing for the reunification of Korea peninsular as the foremost author of unification literature;
with this prize, the office seeks to play a pivotal role in unifying presently divided Korea in the future.
Nominees are selected internationally, regardless of their languages and citizenship, as long as he or she,
as a living author, has endeavored to overcome the worldwide problems caused by conflict, discrimination of gender, refugees, or races, violence, war, etc. with one’s literary practice and spirit.
The prize consists of two sections – the ‘Lee Hochul Literary Prize for Peace’ and the ‘Lee Hochul Literary Prize for Peace Special Award’ – and it takes place annually.
The Grand Prize Laureate, the main prize winner, receives a plaque and prize money of 50 million won.
The winner of Special Award receives a plaque and 20 million won. Their expenses for attending the award ceremony are provided by Eunpyeong-gu Office.