Kim Anatoly Andreyevich was born on June 15, 1939 in the village of Sergievka of the Kazakh SSR. His Korean ancestors lived in Russia from the middle of the XIX century; his father taught Russian at school, and his mother was Korean. He studied at the Moscow Art College in memory of 1905, graduated in absentia from the Literary Institute (1971, VG Lidin’s seminar). He worked as a crane tower cranes, a foreman at a furniture factory, a projectionist, a graphic designer, inspector-an art at the Art Fund of the USSR, conducted a seminar prose in the Literary Institute, taught in Seoul (South Ko Ray), was the chief editor (together with Vladimir Tolstoy) Journal “Clear Glade” (since 1996).
He made his debut as a poet, verses were first published in the newspaper “For Road Traffic”; the next poetic publication – in the journal “Youth” (1997, No. 11). Published as a prose writer since 1973 (stories in the magazine “Aurora”). He publishes prose in the magazines “New World”, “Friendship of Peoples”, “Banner”, “Yasnaya Polyana”, “October”. Since 1997 he has been publishing the Collected Works in 6 volumes (Moscow: Koryo Saram). He translates the prose of A. Nurpeisov...
Aspiring to the universalization of artistic images, telling in her books “not the history of life, but rather the history of the spirit,” Kim, according to S. Semenova, undertook “a complex study of the relations of the evolutionary triad: the beast – man – the supreme Man, introduced into the literature of our days actively – evolutionary,
Kim’s works are translated into English, Danish, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Korean, German, Finnish, French, and Japanese.
Member of the USSR JV (1978). He was elected a member of the board of the RSFSR JV (1985-91) and the USSR SP (1986-91), the executive committee of the Russian PEN Center (since 1989); was a member of the editorial board of the newspaper “Day” and “Literary Gazette” (1990-97), magazines “Soviet Literature” / “Moscow Gazette” (since 1990). Member of the editorial boards and public councils of the magazines “New World”, “Roman-Gazeta” (since 1998). Academician of the Academy of Russian Literature (1996).
He was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor (1984), awarded with the awards of the journals Friendship of Peoples (1980), Youth (1997), the Evangelical Church of Rhineland (1981) Yu. Kazakova PEN-club of Kazakhstan (2000).