AE-RAN KIM’s literary debut, No Knocking in This House, a short story published in 2003, won a Daesan Literary Award. Her first collection Run, Daddy, Run was awarded the Hankook Ilbo Literary Award in 2005.
In 2008, her short story Knife Mark won the Yi Hyosŏk Literary Award. In 2014, her collection of short stories published in French, Ma vie dans la supérette (My Life at the Convenience Store), received the Prix de l’inaperçu, a prize established by French literary critics and literature journalists to honor excellent books that were overlooked. Her 2011 novel The Youngest Parents with the Oldest Child was made into a film by E J-yong as My Brilliant Life.