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    The best recent thrillers – review roundup

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    Jan 29, 2019
    Part of a wave of Korean thrillers translated into English in recent months, The Plotters by Un-su Kim (translated by Sora Kim-Russell; 4th Estate) follows the trials and tribulations of Reseng, found in a rubbish bin as a baby, raised in a library where assassinations are planned, and now one of...
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    Man Booker International prize 2019 longlist sees small publishers win big

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    March 13, 2019
    Judges praise the 13 finalists – all but two published by indie houses – for ‘enriching our idea of what fiction can do’
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    Han Kang to bury next book for almost 100 years in Norwegian forest

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    Aug. 31, 2018
    Prize-winning South Korean author joins Margaret Atwood and David Mitchell as a contributor to Future Library project 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...
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    The ‘mega monk’ who wants us to slow down and embrace our imperfections

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    Jan. 20,2019
    Haemin Sunim is the Buddhist monk whose hugely successful self-care advice books have made him a celebrity
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    Top 10 books about South Korea

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    Feb. 14,2018
    A novelist recommends favourite writing about a country that has undergone a giddying transformation in recent decades
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    Want to transform your life? Stop chasing perfection

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    Jan 12,2019
    Haemin is especially eloquent on life’s smaller dissatisfactions, and how they can sometimes be trickier to deal with than the bigger, more dramatic ones. For example, though it’s a good thing that we talk so much more openly today about mental illness, one perverse consequence is that it can...
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    The Observer Best books of 2018

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    Dec 9, 2018
    Ancco's English Translation <Bad Friends 나쁜친구들> selected Best Books of 2018 (Graphic Novels)
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    Min Jin Lee: 'History has failed almost everybody who is ordinary'

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    Aug 1, 2018
    Min Jin Lee, whose writings wrestle with race, class, diaspora, religion and love, is one of the 200 honorees whose modern-day work best embodies Frederick Douglass’s legacy of social change.
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    At Dusk by Hwang Sok-yong – review

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    Nov 25, 2018
    A Book Reveiw of Hwang Sok-yong's <At dusk 해질무렵>
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    The Hen Who Dreamed she Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang - review

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    May 30, 2014
    Book Reveiw of Sun-Mi Hwang's English translation <The Hen Who Dreamed she Could Fly = 마당을 나온 암탉> 'After just reading the first page, I was completely sucked into this story bursting with originality'

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