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The shortlist for the 2024 International Booker Prize has landed.

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Article
https://lithub.com/the-shortlist-for-the-2024-international-booker-prize-has-landed/
Journal
Literary Hub
Issued Date
April 09, 2024
Page
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Language
English(English)
Country
UNITED STATES
City
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Book
Mater 2-10
Writer
Hwang Sok-yong
Translator
Sora Kim-Russell,Youngjae Josephine Bae

About the Author

  • Hwang Sok-yong
  • Birth : 1943 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : Sok-yong
  • Family Name : Hwang
  • Korean Name : 황석영
  • ISNI : 0000000121322250
  • Works : 133
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  • English(English)

This morning, the International Booker Prize dropped its shortlist, and this year’s panel has nominated a pleasing panoply of novels from six different countries. There are debuts beside books from feted laureates. And these novels vary widely across style, too—the committee has recognized family epics, romantic tragedies, and diaristic tailspins. If there is a running motif in this crop of radical, formally varied books, it may be a sense of the personal occurring within the political. Many of these novels stage an intimate relationship against seismic events in world history.  Now, without further ado, the shortlist… Mater 2-10, by Hwang Sok-yong, translated from the Korean by Sora Kim-Russell, Youngjae Josephine Bae (Scribe) This multi-generational epic following a family of railway workers comes to us from one of South Korea’s most celebrated novelists. Charting Korea’s history over a century, this meaty, politically-inflected saga draws on the author’s personal experience “in labour and pro-democracy movements.”

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  • Chinese(汉语) Book Available
    客人
    Hwang Sok-yong et al / 황석영 / 2006
  • Chinese(汉语) Book Available
    故园
    Hwang Sok-yong et al / 황석영 / 2005
  • Chinese(汉语) Book Available
    悠悠家園
    Hwang Sok-yong et al / 황석영 / 2002

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