Brother Anthony of Taizé

Brother Anthony of Taizé was born in Cornwall in 1942. A member of the Community of Taizé since 1969, he has been living in Korea since 1980. He is now an emeritus professor of Sogang University (Seoul) and a chair-professor at Dankook University. He is currently president of the Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch. A prolific translator, since 1990 he has published some forty volumes of translations of Korean literature, mostly contemporary poetry, including ten volumes of works by Ko Un, and volumes of poetry by Jeong Ho-Seung, Shim Bo-Seon, Do Jong-Hwan, Oh Sae-Young, etc., as well as fiction by Yi Mun-yol. He received the Korean government’s Award of Merit (Culture) in 2008. In 2015 he was awarded an honorary MBE by Queen Elizabeth.