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Kevin Laurence O’Rourke dies at 81
Kevin Laurence O’Rourke dies at 81
PeopleOct 25, 2020
Kevin Laurence O’Rourke, a trailblazer of Korean literature translation, passed away Friday at the age of 81. O’Rourke, who has translated more than 2,000 Korean literary works into English, was a leading foreign figure in the Korean literature scene. According to Kyung Hee University, O’Rourke was born in Ireland in 1939. He became a Catholic priest in 1963. The following year, he started to serve as an assistant priest at Soyangro Catholic Church in Chuncheon, Gangwon Pr