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Kim Pyong Hun, Noted Novelist of DPRK
Pyongyang, August 30 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, on April 28 sent a wreath to the bier of Kim Pyong Hun, ex-chairman of the C.C., General Federation of the Unions of Art and Literature of Korea, expressing deep condolences over his death.

Born into a worker's family in North Hamgyong Province, Kim Pyong Hun went to northeast China to eke out living. He returned home after the country's liberation from the Japanese colonial rule.

As the Korean War (1950-1953) broke out, he joined the Korean People's Army to fight in the front. And in Juche 41 (1952) he was recalled from the front to study at Kim Hyong Jik University of Education.

After the graduation of the university, he wrote a number of short novels, including "Companions" and "Letter from Haeju-Hasong Railway Project Site", which represented forerunners in carrying out President Kim Il Sung's instructions.

Since then, he had been well known among local people.

Kim, who began his career as a writer in the first half of the 1960s, had been active as a writer of the April 15 Literary Production Center and as chairman of the Central Committee of the Writers Union of Korea.

During the days, he wrote a full-length novel "Youthful Days", which features young people who became communists under the guidance of Kim Il Sung in the period of the anti-Japanese armed struggle.

He was one of the writers who novelized the immortal classics "The Fate of a Self-Defence Corps Man" and "The Flower Girl".

His hit was the "The Grim Battle Area", a serial novel of "Immortal History", which deals with the revolutionary activities of Kim Il Sung.

Honored with the audience of President Kim Il Sung on several occasions, Kim Pyong Hun was a winner of the Order of Kim Il Sung, Kim Il Sung Prize and the title of Labor Hero.

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