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    Nineteen

    Canada
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    2020
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    At nineteen, the idea that you have your whole life ahead of you with endless possibilities can leave you terrifyingly stiff. Throwing mobility to the wind, you dull yourself with booze. The grown-...
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    Moms

    Canada
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    2020
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    Lee Soyeon, Myeong-ok, and Yeonjeong are all mothers in their mid-fifties. And they’ve had it. They can no longer bear the dead weight of their partners or the endless grind of menial jobs where...
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    THE BEST KOREAN FICTION IN TRANSLATION

    November 5, 2020
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    Best Books 2020

    Ha’s nitro-fueled collection captures the dark side of South Korean society in mischievous, unapologetic feminist stories. Shocking violence occurs between a new married couple, a dog is stolen, and neighbors are suspiciously noisy among other disturbances in this wonderfully weird book.
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    For Fall, 4 Literary Escapes — Worldly And Otherworldly

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    November 1, 2020
    In a recent issue of n+1 , contributor Nausicaa Renner formally renounced reading essays about coronavirus. Until quarantine ends, she wrote , "I vow to only read fiction. For me, the well of individual experience has run dry." For me, though, reading fiction is no guarantee of release from my...
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    Four Literary Escapes—Worldly and Otherworldly

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    November 2, 2020
    In a recent issue of n+1 , contributor Nausicaa Renner formally renounced reading essays about coronavirus. Until quarantine ends, she wrote , "I vow to only read fiction. For me, the well of individual experience has run dry." For me, though, reading fiction is no guarantee of release from my...
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    Riding the Wave: The Steady Rise of Korean Manhwa

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    October 24, 2020
    IN LATE 2019, the story of a Korean “comfort woman” made a number of lists of the best comics and graphic novels of the year. This benign moniker, of course, belies the horrors experienced by these women. Authored by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim and translated by Janet Hong, Grass (Drawn & Quarterly,...
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    GENE LUEN YANG AND WATCHMEN LEAD THE 2020 HARVEY AWARDS WINNERS

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    October 10, 2020
    Comics conventions have gone virtual in the pandemic era, but that doesn't mean that the medium's various awards bodies are going to stop honoring the highest achievements in comics and comics-related storytelling. On Friday night, the 2020 Harvey Awards — New York Comic Con's annual honors for the...
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    A graphic novel that perfectly demonstrates the Asian parent’s way of saying “Have you eaten?” for “I love you”

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    September 9, 2020
    “How did mom cook up all those dishes from her tiny kitchen? For so many years? Umma’s table was bigger than the kitchen itself.”
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    2020 Harvey Award Nominees Announced

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    August 31, 2020
    The nominees for this year’s Harvey Awards showcase a comic industry filled with possibility, with a breadth of material being celebrated from Boom! Studios’ horror series Something Is Killing the Children to Eleanor Davis’ deeply personal, political graphic novel The Hard Tomorrow .

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