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    Around The World In 8 Books

    U.K.
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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

    U.K.
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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

    New Zealand
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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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    Kiley Reid’s debut novel is a brilliant dissection of race and class

    U.K.
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    February 21, 2020
    When I read a truly great debut novel my heart sings. When I read a novel that dissects race and class with scalpel-like precision, it gives me faith in the future of publishing – an industry once so reticent to acknowledge these issues that now publishes a book with those subjects at its core to...
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    Untold Night and Day by Bae Suah, review: meet the Korean Kafka

    U.K.
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    March 8, 2020
    On a sweltering day in Seoul, the former actress Kim Ayami works her final shift at an audio theatre for the blind. She wonders what she will do next, “with unemployment staring her in the face and not much time left before her 28th birthday”.
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    10 WORKS OF KOREAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION FOR FANS OF PARASITE

    U.S.A.
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    March 2, 2020
    If you loved the critically acclaimed and astonishing film Parasite—directed by Bong Joon-ho, with a screenplay cowritten by Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won—and you’re looking for more great Korean artistry to scratch that itch, look no further than the incredible books in translation coming out of...
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    The White Book

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    2017
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    From the winner of the Man Booker International Prize for The Vegetarian From the author of The Vegetarian and Human Acts comes a book like no other. The White Book is a meditation on colour,...
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    The 35 Best Books You've Now Got Time To Read

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    26 Mar 2020
    In the current climate of limited movement, entertainment has hit a new level of importance. While binging some boxsets, marathoning a few feel-good movies and adventuring with video games is, naturally, highly recommended by Empire, it’s good to step away from the screen every now and again...

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