SOK-KYONG, Kang. Korean, b. 1951. Genres: Novels. Career: Writer, painter, and essayist. Publications: Kakkun koltchagi (novel), trans. by Choi Kyong-do as The Valley Nearby, 1997. Contributor of to anthologies. Author of several Korean-language novels, short stories, and essays. Address: c/o Publicity Department, Heinemann, 361 Hanover St., Portsmouth, NH 03801, U.S.A.