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Heinz Insu Fenkl

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Name  Heinz Fenkl
Role  Author
Education  Vassar College

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Books  Memories of My Ghost Brother, Korean folktales

Heinz Insu Fenkl (born 1960) is an author, editor, translator, and folklorist. He is also an expert on North Korean comics.


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Academic work

Fenkl is an associate professor of English and Asian Studies at SUNY New Paltz, where he currently teaches creative writing in addition to courses on Asian literature, film, and folklore.

He has taught a wide array of creative writing, folklore, literature, and Asian American studies courses at Vassar College, Eastern Michigan University, and Sarah Lawrence College. He was also a core faculty member for the Milton Avery M.F.A. Program at Bard College and has taught at Yonsei University in Korea.


Fenkl's publications include: Memories of My Ghost Brother, an autobiographical novel about growing up in Korea as an impoverished bi-racial child in the 1960s. He is also the author of Korean Folktales (2007). His publisher Bo-Leaf Books wrote, "What Italo Calvino did for Italian folktales and Jack Zipes did for Grimms' fairy tales in America, master storyteller Heinz Insu Fenkl achieves for Korean folklore."


Fenkl received his A.B. in English from Vassar College in 1982 and his M.A. in English/Creative Writing from the University of California, Davis, in 1984. He was raised in Korea and (in his later years) Germany and the United States. He lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife and daughter.


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