Han Kang

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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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The White Book by Han Kang review – the fragility of life
The author of The Vegetarian has written a powerful autobiographical meditation on the life and death of a newborn sister

Deborah Levy

02, Nov, 2017 @7:30 AM

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