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Cho Nam-joo’s Miss Kim Knows a mixed bag of stories about South Korean women

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Cho Nam-joo’s Miss Kim Knows a mixed bag of stories about South Korean women
Article
https://www.straitstimes.com/life/arts/book-review-cho-nam-joo-s-miss-kim-knows-a-mixed-bag-of-stories-about-south-korean-women
Journal
THE STRAITSTIMES
Issued Date
October 21, 2023
Page
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Language
English(English)
Country
SINGAPORE
City
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Book
Miss Kim Knows and Other Stories
Writer
Cho Nam-ju
Translator
Jamie Chang

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  • Cho Nam-ju
  • Birth : 1978 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Nam-ju
  • Family Name : Cho
  • Korean Name : 조남주
  • ISNI : 0000000460558831
  • Works : 68
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  • English(English)

The first book of short stories by Cho Nam-joo to appear in English translation sees the South Korean writer return to the stories of everyday women who live under the demands of patriarchy and family. It is, however, a collection with uneven rewards. Cho is the author of the best-selling novel Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 (2020), which sparked a debate on feminism in South Korea and catapulted the writer to global fame, as the book was longlisted for the United States’ National Book Award.

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