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    Powerful storyteller Kim Un-su touches global readers

    Republic of Korea
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    2019-12-27
    Novelist Kim Un-su, 47, is one of the most-sought-after Korean writers in international book markets. His 2010 novel "The Plotters" has been translated into several languages and published in dozens of countries since its international debut in France in 2016. (...)
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    The best graphic novels of 2019

    U.K
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    Sun 8 Dec 2019
    This would have been an extraordinary year for graphic novels even had no other comics save for Seth’s Clyde Fans (Drawn & Quarterly) and Chris Ware’s Rusty Brown (Jonathan Cape) been published. Seth’s book is a history of mid-century capitalism disguised as the story of two elderly brothers;...
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    The best science fiction and fantasy books of 2019

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    December 14, 2019
    It’s tricky when it comes time to making Best of the Year lists. First, there are all the buzzy books to consider and the question of whether you’re going to end up writing the same list as everyone else. Then there’s the issue of variety — should it be five fantasy novels and five science fiction...
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    “Pachinko” and “Crazy Rich Asians” Were Top Library Checkouts on the LES in 2019

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    December 18, 2019
    At this time each year, the New York Public Library shares the top checkouts systemwide and in branch locations across the city. Let’s take a look at what people on the Lower East Side wanted to read in 2019.(..)
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    2020 Taipei book fair to promote 'Korean-Style'

    Taiwan
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    December 25, 2019
    TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Notable Korean authors are expected to visit Taiwan for the 2020 Taipei International Book Exhibition (TiBE) scheduled for February, as South Korea has been named the “guest of honor” for the 28th edition of the book fair. Organized by the Ministry of Culture (MOC) and Taipei...
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    Kang, Han: Bílá kniha

    Czech
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    December 22, 2019
    Novinka jihokorejské prozaičky a básnířky Han Kang přichází na český trh po románech Vegetariánka a Kde kvete tráva. Krátká próza nazvaná jednoduše Bílá kniha se však od předchozích dvou titulů zásadně liší. Zatímco první dvě knihy, díky jejichž anglickým překladům pětačtyřicetiletá Kang prorazila...
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    Dozens of foreign authors to attend Taipei exhibition

    Taiwan
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    December 24, 2019
    Dozens of international authors are to attend the Taipei International Book Exhibition from Feb. 4 to 9, the Taipei Book Fair Foundation said yesterday. Twelve authors are to attend from South Korea, the event’s guest of honor, the foundation said. They include Kim Young-ha, whose style has been...
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    Pioneras del feminismo coreano

    Paraguay
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    December 22, 2019
    Hoy vamos a conocer la vida de tres mujeres extraordinarias nacidas en Corea el mismo año, 1896, y también algo de la cultura y la sociedad de su época, de la mano de Sunme Yoon y Nicolás Braessas, autores de los textos que extractamos a continuación.
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    Tres cuentistas coreanas

    Paraguay
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    December 22, 2019
    El libro ¿Por qué te empeñas en sufrir así? Pioneras del feminismo coreano (Buenos Aires, editorial Hwarang, 2019) ha sido presentado en la capital argentina este mes de diciembre del 2019, y su presentación en Asunción se prevé para marzo del 2020. La traductora es Sunme Yoon, quien hace una...
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    彼女のことを大切に守ってくれる彼氏は、彼女の手足をもぎとる人だった

    Japan
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    December 22, 2019
    今から10年ほど前の大学時代、韓国人の友達がいました。彼女は大学卒業後、就職のため韓国に戻ったのですが、しばらくして、「やっぱ、日本に戻ろうっかな」と言うようになりました。 彼女はそのとき、「日本の方がまだ暮らしやすい。韓国は男尊女卑がひどい」と言っていたのですが、正直、私は韓国の文化についてはあまり理解できていませんでした。韓国の男尊女卑を知ることになったのは、それからしばらく経ったあと、韓国のフェミニズム本がたくさん日本でも発売されてからのことです。 2018年~2019年は、日本で数々の韓国フェミニズム本が出版されました。とくに『私たちにはことばが必要だ フェミニストは黙らない』(イ・...

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