1995년 동아일보 신춘문예에 중편소설 「이중주」가 당선되어 작품활동을 시작했다. 소설집 『타인에게 말 걸기』 『행복한 사람은 시계를 보지 않는다』 『상속』 『아름다움이 나를 멸시한다』, 장편소설 『새의 선물』 『마지막 춤은 나와 함께』 『그것은 꿈이었을까』 『마이너리그』 『비밀과 거짓말』 『소년을 위로해줘』가 있다. 문학동네소설상, 동서문학상, 이상문학상, 한국소설문학상, 한국일보문학상, 이산문학상, 동인문학상을 수상했다.
The novelist Eun Heekyung approaches the truth of life through meticulous and subtle descriptions of everyday trivialities. Combining sophisticated cynicism with light, humorous prose, Eun illuminates everyday interactions and conventional mannerisms that undermine the possibility for true communication between two people. “Happy Ones Do Not Look at the Clock” is a keenly perceptive tale that problematizes the institution of marriage and the modern family. “My Wife’s Box” focuses on a marriage that breaks down when the couple’s pretense of love can no longer hide the loneliness that resides at the core of their relationship. Although Eun embraces feminist perspective, she also departs from it to allow herself a broader scope for self-introspection and inquiry into human nature. Both entertaining and insightful, Eun’s works have enjoyed great popularity as well as critical acclaim. Eun has been honored with numerous awards including 1998 Isang Literary Prize and 2000 Korean Literature Award.