Heinz Insu Fenkl

Fiction Writer, Translator

Poughkeepsie, NY

Author's Bio

Heinz Insu Fenkl  is a novelist, translator, and folklorist. His autobiographical novel, Memories of My Ghost Brother, was named a Barnes and Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection in 1996 and a PEN/Hemingway Award finalist in 1997. He is the author of numerous essays on myth and folklore in Realms of Fantasy (now archived in the Journal of Mythic Arts website) and translator of Kim Man-jung's classic 17th-century Buddhist fantasy novel, The Nine Cloud Dream (Penguin Classics, 2019). He currently teaches at the State University of New York at New Paltz. His most recent short story, "Five Arrows," was published in The New Yorker.


Publications & Prizes


Memories of My Ghost Brother (Dutton, 1996)


The Nine Cloud Dream by Kim Man-jung, translated from the Korean (Penguin, 2019)

More Information

Born in: 
South Korea
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Last update: Jun 26, 2020