Kim Un-Su


Kim Un-su was born in Busan, South Korea, in 1972. As a child, Kim Un-su walked among the streets of Upper Busan, where poor families and hooligans lived. He published his first texts, short stories, in magazines in 2002 and 2003 before releasing a first novel, totally crazy, mocking and paranoid, in 2006, Le Placard (Gingko Publisher). In 2010 he published his first thriller, Les Planificateurs (L’Aube, 2016) which guaranteed him a worldwide success.

Sang chaud was published in Korea in 2017. It has already been sold in a dozen countries including Doubleday (publisher of Dan Brown among others, Stieg Larsson) .Kim received the MunhakDongne Fiction Award for Le Placard in 2006, and was a finalist of the 2016  Police Literature prize for Les Planificateurs.


Autobiographie pour Quais du Polar

I write novels, I’m just a novelist. Words added like: thriller, fantasy, don’t mean much, are purely commercial. For me, there are only two categories: bad stories and good stories.


Polars fétiches

livre : Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, John Le Carre

film : Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Tomas Alfredson

auteur : Tennessee Williams

auteur : Plane, Turtle (거북이 ‘비행기’)