Actor Cha In-pyo is debuting as a novelist. His first novel will be released nationwide on Mar. 25. A meeting with readers is also scheduled at SangSangMaDang in Seoul on Apr. 6.
His novel evolves around the sorrowful history of Korea since the Japanese colonial period of the 1930s, including comfort women forced into sex slavery during the Pacific War.
Yes24, an online bookstore organizing Cha's meeting with readers, said, "Cha started writing the novel after he learned of the story of a comfort woman who visited Korea in 1997 from Cambodia. Since then, he has frequently visited the House of Sharing, the shelter of comfort women, to collect data. The novel is based on his 10 years of research."