Lee Ki-ho was born in 1972 in Wonju, Korea. He debuted in 1999 with the short story Bunny which was published in Contemporary Literature. His short story collections include Who is Doctor Kim? and It was Bound to End Up Like This. His novels are At Least We Can Apologize (Dalkey Archive Press, 2013) and A World History of Second Sons. He has been awarded the Yi Hyo-seok Literary Prize, the Kim Seung-ok Literary Prize and the Hanguk Ilbo Literary Prize. He currently teaches creative writing in Gwangju University.