The Library provides a collection of international press releases on Korean writers and their works.

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    Ma très chère grande sœur de Gong Ji-young : la Corée des années 60 aux éditions Picquier

    France
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    Mar 19, 2018
    An Introduction of Gong Ji-young's <Ma très chère grande soeur 봉순이 언니>.
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    • French

    Un roman coréen ou l’on découvre la Corée des années 60

    France
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    Feb 6, 2018
    An Introduction of Gong Ji-young's <Ma très chère grande soeur 봉순이언니>
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    • French

    « Un récit sincère et profond sur la f ace obscure du pay s du Matin calme. »

    France
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    Feb 1, 2018
    An Introduction of Gong Ji-young's <Ma très chère grande soeur 봉순이언니>
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    • French

    Ma très chère grande soeur – Gong Ji-young

    France
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    Jan 7, 2018
    An Introduction of Gong Ji-young's <Ma très chère grande soeur 봉순이언니>
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    • English

    In conversation with Crystal Hana Kim

    U.S.A.
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    Sep 19, 2018
    To call any work of literature “epic” is to invoke a highly-loaded category — it’s a description that seems largely reserved for discussing the great deeds and anguish of exalted men. Yet it’d be difficult to describe Crystal Hana Kim’s sweeping, multigenerational debut “If You Leave Me” as...
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    New YA novels putting girls, and their self-discovery, first

    Canada
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    Sep 21, 2018
    Maurene Goo’s The Way You Make Me Feel tells the story of Clara’s summer reluctantly working the KoBra, her father’s Korean-Brazil fusion food truck (her grandparents are Korean, her father was born in Brazil and she was born in Los Angeles). Clara lives for laughs and pranks, and proudly proclaims...
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    THE COSTS OF A BEING A KOREAN FEMALE BODY: A REVIEW OF WHITE CHRYSANTHEMUM BY MARY LYNN BRACHT

    U.S.A.
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    Sep 26, 2018
    In Mary Lynn Bracht’s debut novel White Chrysanthemum, the sounds of the sea, the taste of salt and the cool breeze off the sea’s current permeate the world of Hana, a 12-year-old girl on Jeju Island, South Korea. Hana is becoming a haenyeo, the Korean word for female deep-sea diver. Hana has a...
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    • Japanese

    「上京」(ファン・ジョンウン短編集『誰でもない』)

    Japan
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    Oct 10, 2018
    An introduction of Hwang Jungeun's Japanese translation <誰でもない 아무도 아닌> 柿の木の実が大分色づいてきました。イチョウの木の根元にも銀杏が転がっていて、こうした秋の光景を眺めると、ファン・ジョンウンさんの短編「上京」(『誰でもない』斎藤真理子訳 晶文社)にあった唐辛子摘みのシーンを思い出します。寂れた農村を訪れる、都会での生活に疲れた若者たち。都会の生活をやめて農村で生活するとしても、何も手にしていない自分はここでもやはりやっていけないだろうと彼らは考えます。出口の見えない重苦しさのある作品ですが、...
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    • English

    How I Became a North Korean by Krys Lee review – fugitive tales

    U.K.
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    Sep 2, 2016
    Book Reveiw of Krys Lee's Book <How I Became a North Korean> Lee has worked with North Korean refugees, and her hotly anticipated debut novel vividly captures the challenges faced by defectors
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    The Bottom Line: ‘The Vegetarian’ By Han Kang

    U.S.A.
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    Jan 29, 2016
    Book Review of Han Kang's English translation <The Vegeterian 채식주의자> Vegetarianism or, as the diet of the central character in Han Kang’s The Vegetarian could more specifically be described, veganism, has lost the power to shock ― at least among American coastal metropolitan populations. It’s...

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