Bang Young-ung (born July 20 1942) is a South Korean novelist whose works focus on affectionately portraying the lives of ordinary people in contemporary South Korea. He was born in Yesan, Chungcheongnam-do.
Bang made his literary debut in 1968 with the novel The Story of Punrye (분례기). Later novels include Moon (달, 1971), Stone Driven In and Stone Pulled Out (박힌돌과 뽑힌돌, 1980), and Keumjo Mountain (금조산, 1992). His early work focuses on rural life, but in the 1970s he shifted toward town and city milieux.