Han Kang

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Future Library opens secret archive of unseen texts in Oslo
David Mitchell, Sjón, Tsitsi Dangarembga and Karl Ove Knausgård join inaugural celebration of project housing works that will remain unseen until 2114

Rosie Goldsmith

14, Jun, 2022 @2:51 PM

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Top 10 books about toxic masculinity
The term may be new, but as stories from Homer to Henry James show, the behaviour is anything but

Ani Katz

08, Jan, 2020 @12:17 PM

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Han Kang hands over book to remain unseen until 2114
Novelist presented the Future Library manuscript wrapped in a ceremonial cloth as used in South Korean rites marking birth and death

Alison Flood

28, May, 2019 @1:52 PM

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Han Kang to bury next book for almost 100 years in Norwegian forest
Prize-winning South Korean author joins Margaret Atwood and David Mitchell as a contributor to Future Library project

Alison Flood

31, Aug, 2018 @8:57 AM

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Amy Sackville on the top 10 novels about painters
From an obsessed forger in Perec’s Portrait of a Man to a disturbing project in Han Kang’s The Vegetarian, the author of Painter to the King shares her favourite literary works of art

Amy Sackville

18, Apr, 2018 @8:19 AM

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Iraqi Frankenstein story shortlisted for Man Booker international prize
Novels from Iraq, South Korea, France, Spain, Poland and Hungary in running for £50,000 prize

Sian Cain

12, Apr, 2018 @6:40 PM

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Book clinic: how do you know if a novel has been successfully translated?
Following a controversial English take on a Korean novel, our expert tells you the best way to assess a “good translation”

Sam Taylor

07, Apr, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Man Booker International prize longlist: Han Kang up for top gong again
Previous winners Han and László Krasznahorkai nominated for £50,000 award for translated fiction, on a longlist that spans Iraq to Taiwan

Alison Flood

12, Mar, 2018 @2:00 PM

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Top 10 books about South Korea
A novelist recommends favourite writing about a country that has undergone a giddying transformation in recent decades

Mary Lynn Bracht

14, Feb, 2018 @12:25 PM

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Lost in (mis)translation? English take on Korean novel has critics up in arms
A row over Han Kang’s award-winning novella The Vegetarian highlights the unavoidable difficulties of importing a novel from a very different language – but literal translation too often results in poor books

Claire Armitstead

15, Jan, 2018 @12:23 PM

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Han Kang: ‘I was looking for answers to fundamental questions, then I realised so is every writer’
The South Korean novelist on the death of her sister, the transformative power of writing – and how migraines helped

Interview by Hannah Beckerman

17, Dec, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Best books of 2017 – part one
‘Funny, outrageous, touching, intimate, gorgeous’ … writers from George Saunders to Ali Smith pick their favourite reads of the past year

25, Nov, 2017 @7:00 AM

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