InKo Centre and the Arts Council Korea (ARKO) are delighted to support Korean novelist, Honggyu Son at the Sangam House Writing Residency, at Adi Shakti, Auroville from 4 - 31 Jan 2009.

The Sangam House Writing Residency Programme starting in December 2008 is the inaugural undertaking of what will become an on-going annual programme in arts and letters located in India. The residency is conceived and co-ordinated by Arshia Sattar from India and DW Gibson from USA. The word sangam in Sanskrit literally means “going together.” In most Indian languages, sangam has come to mean such confluences as the flowing together of rivers and coincidence.The intention of Sangam House is to bring together writers from around the world to live and work in a safe, peaceful setting.Partnering with local organizations and individuals on each continent, Sangam House aims to secure diverse and peaceful havens for writers to work and meet.

The following organisations currently partner Sangam House: Danish Council for the Arts; InKo Centre, Arts Council Korea, Finnish Literature Exchange (FILI); Random House India; Penguin India; freeDimensional; Neemrana Hotels; Lavanya Sankaran; The Centre for Communication and Development Studies; Sahitya Akademi (The Indian National Academy for Letters).

Korean novelist, Son Honggyu will join the Sangam House Writing residency at Adi Shakti, Auroville from 4 - 31 Jan 2009. Honggyu Son was born in Jeongeup-si, Jeollabuk-do, Korea in 1975. He graduated from Dongguk University as a Korean Language and Literature major. He completed the course in Korean Language and Literature at Graduate School of Dongguk University. Receiving the Best New Writer of Jakgasegye(The World of Writers) in 2001, He started his career as a writer. He was granted Daesan Creative Writing Funds. He wrote Saramui Shinwha (The Myth of Human Being), Bongseobi Garasadae(As Bongseob Says…), Gwishinui Sidae(The Age of Ghosts).