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    SOUTH KOREA: IS WORLD-FAMOUS AUTHOR BAE SUAH “UN-KOREAN?”

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    May 27, 2020
    Why, for the past fifteen years, has literary icon Bae Suah — author of at least twelve sensationally popular surrealist novels, several short story collections, winner of two Korean literary prizes and a world-famous translator of other novelists — been called, by some critics, “un-Korean?”
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    Book Club newsletter: Emily St. John Mandel on books, pandemic cooking and ‘Station Eleven’ tattoos

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    May 9, 2020
    Good morning, and welcome to the L.A. Times Book Club newsletter. As her May 19 book club chat approaches, author Emily St. John Mandel shared her current obsessions, from favorite reads to tattoos inspired by her bestselling pandemic page-turner “Station Eleven.”
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    Untold Night and Day: A Novel

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    2020
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    A seductive, disorienting novel that manipulates the fragile line between dreams and reality, by South Korea’s leading contemporary writer A startling and boundary-pushing novel, Untold Night and Day...
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    Untold Night and DayBae Su-ah

    A hypnotic, disorienting story of parallel lives unfolding over a day and a night in the sweltering heat of Seoul's summer For two years, twenty-eight-year-old Kim Ayami has worked at Seoul's only audio theatre for the blind. But now the theatre is shutting down and Ayami's future is uncertain. Her...
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    Around The World In 8 Books

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    April 25, 2020
    Whilst most of the world is in lockdown, literature is still free to comfort, entertain and let you explore different cultures. Here are my favourite books from around the world, to be read whilst our world is a little further away from us.
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    Fever dream: Pip Adam on Bae Suah and the art of translation

    New Zealand
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    April 23, 2020
    When I was at primary school I was given a tiny doll in a match box. On the matchbox were printed the words Mon Ami. “It means ‘my friend’,” explained my next-door neighbour who was at high school and probably the coolest person I knew.
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    Women's prize at 25: what it is like to win by Zadie Smith, Naomi Alderman and more

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    April 18, 2020
    The Women’s prize was created because women were excluded from the world of literary accolades; in the last 25 years there has been tremendous progress, but female writers still face unique challenges. I am proud to have won. The shortlist was formidable and I was buoyed merely to be in the company...
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    Books podcast: Papercuts under lockdown

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    April 5, 2020
    Welcome back to Papercuts, our monthly books podcast hosted by Louisa Kasza, Jenna Todd and Kiran Dass. Well, we’ve all said we wish we had more time to read and now we’ve got what we wished for. Jenna, Kiran and Louisa delve into some book news (that’s not too heavy for our weary heads), book...
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    COURIER STAFF ROUNDUP: WHAT WE’RE UP TO DURING THE BREAK

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    March 17, 2020
    What We’re Watching “Under The Skin” (2013) I love rewatching this movie because it’s a unique experience that has plenty to catch on subsequent views. It’s never dull, always entertains, and is one freaky masterpiece. -Michael, A&E editor

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