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DPRK's Famous Writer Chon Se Bong
Pyongyang, May 13 (KCNA) -- Chon Se Bong (1915-1986) was one of the famous writers in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

In his life time Chon, a winner of Order of Kim Il Sung and Kim Il Sung Prize, had created many literary works of national treasure. He was awarded a literary prize of the Afro-Asian writers' association.

He worked as a member of the C.C., Workers' Party of Korea, a member of the Standing Committee of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly (at that time) and chairman of the C.C., Writers Union of Korea.

Born into a tenant's family in Kowon County, South Hamgyong Province, he could not but leave school halfway and serve as a farmhand and a jobber for economic distress. Anyhow, he had special taste for literature.

It was under the care of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il that his ardent wish for a writer was realized.

Chon took the lead in creating the revolutionary literature.

His typical works include full-length novels "The Dawn of the Revolution", "The Galaxy" and "Korea in Spring" (posthumous work) from the cycle of novels "Immortal History" and Parts 1 and 2 of the cycle of novels "On the Road of Loyalty".

His creation speed was admirable and he never passed six months to write even a full-length novel. For instance, a full-length novel "Large River Flows" with 2 000 sheets of manuscript was written in no less than 60 days.

When he created "A New Spring in Sokgaeul" (parts 1, 2, 3), a novel very popular among the Korean people, he presented 200 sheets of manuscript a day.

In his works Chon depicted characters and life of persons as well as their inner mental state vividly and in a deep-going way.

"40 Years of Writer's Life", a full-length note written by him in his closing days, still serves as a good textbook for writers and literary fans.

His remains are kept at the Patriotic Martyrs Cemetery.

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