Sang Kim

Sang Kim was born in South Korea and raised in Canada since 1975.  His play Ballad Of A Karaoke Cowboy first appeared in a University of Toronto literary magazine in 1992.  Kim lives in Toronto where he is also a chef and restaurateur. Kim is also a blogger and hosts Sushi Making for the Soul workshops.

Ballad of a Karaoke Cowboy book cover

Drama

Ballad Of A Karaoke Cowboy

Willowdale, ON: Korean Canadian Literary Forum-21 Press, 2007.
Distributor: Toronto: Variety Crossing Press.
9th floor PS8621 .I5446 B34 2007

Publisher’s Synopsis (from distributor’s website)

Ballad Of A Karaoke Cowboy is set between an abandoned log cabin off an Indian reserve in northern Ontario and a karaoke bar in downtown Toronto. It is the story of a young Chinese man who loses his “self” in the world of karaoke and the myth of the western cowboy. It is also the story of his “damsel-in-distress”, an ESL student, who attempts to understand the karaoke cowboy’s predicament and identifies with his plight as a person in the new world.

A Dream Called Laundry book cover

Drama

A Dream Called Laundry

Toronto: KCLF-21 Publication, 2006.
Distributor: Variety Crossing Press.
9th floor PS8621 .I5446 D74 2006

Publisher’s Synopsis (from distributor’s website)

It’s the 1970’s in Toronto, Canada. A difficult, middle-aged Korean woman is haunted by her sometimes horrific and beautiful past. Soo, 52, a former “comfort woman”– a sex slave for the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II – finds herself trapped between the darkly poetic prison of her past and the oppressive freedom of her present. A Dream Called Laundry delves into the darkest corners of human emotion.

Anthology (Short stories)

CVC: Carter V. Cooper Short Fiction Anthology Series. Book Three

9th floor PS8329.1 .C83 2013

Kim, Sang.  “When John Lennon Died.”  In CVC: Carter V. Cooper Short Fiction Anthology Series.  Book Three.  Selected by and with a preface by Gloria Vanderbilt.  Holstein, Ont.: Exile Editions, 2013, 15-24.
This story was declared Best Story by an emerging writer in the 3rd annual CVC competition.

Anthology (Short stories)

CVC: Carter V. Cooper Short Fiction Anthology Series. Book Six

9th floor PS8329.1 .C83 2016

Kim, Sang. “Kimchi.” In CVC: Carter V. Cooper Short Fiction Anthology Series. Book Six. Selected by and with a preface by Gloria Vanderbilt. Holstein, Ont.: Exile Editions, 2016, 46-56.

Links

Publisher Variety Crossing Press

Publisher Exile Editions