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    Han Kang to bury next book for almost 100 years in Norwegian forest

    England
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    Aug 31, 2018
    The world’s most secretive library, currently housed only in the minds of its authors and containing books that will not be read for almost a century, has added a new writer to its glittering list of contributors: the award-winning South Korean novelist Han Kang.
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    Translation Tuesday: Three poems by Choi Seung-ja

    U.K.
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    Jan 24, 2017
    Existential despair and dreamlike descriptions of nature abound in these poems by fierce feminist and iconic Korean poet Choi Seung-ja By Choi Seung-ja and Lei Kim for Translation Tuesdays by Asymptote, part of the Guardian Books Network
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    Top 10 books about North Korea

    U.S.A.
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    May 2, 2018
    Top 10 books about North Korea. (by Novelist DB John) 1. Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick 2. North of the DMZ by Andrei Lankov 3. Long Road Home by Kim Yong 4. A Corpse in the Koryo by James Church 5. North Korea Confidential by Daniel Tudor and James Pearson 6. Dear Leader by Jang Jin-sung 7. The...
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    Top 10 books about South Korea

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    Feb 14, 2018
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    Best books of 2017 – part one

    United Kingdom
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    NOV 25, 2017
    Han Kang's THE WHITE BOOK named one of the "Best Books of 2017"
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    Han Kang: ‘If I was 100% healthy I couldn’t have become a writer’

    United Kingdom
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    DEC 17, 2017
    Han Kang is a South Korean writer whose novels in translation include Human Acts and The Vegetarian – for which she won the 2016 International Man Booker prize. Her latest work, The White Book, is a moving autobiographical meditation on loss and grief. Her new book tells the story of her sister who...
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    The White Book by Han Kang review – the fragility of life

    England
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    NOV 02, 2017
    Han Kang, the author of 'The Vegetarian' has written a powerful autobiographical meditation on the life and death of a newborn sister. 'The White Book' is a fragmented autobiographical meditation on the death of the unnamed narrator’s baby sister, who died two hours after her birth. Han wisely...
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    Translation Tuesday: Two poems by Lee Seong-Bok

    United Kingdom
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    Apr 25, 2017

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