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    Book review: Cho Nam-joo’s 'Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982' is as popular as it is polarizing

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    October 11, 2020
    "Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982" is only 163 pages long. Ordinarily, I could finish that many pages in a sitting or two, but Cho Nam-joo’s runaway bestseller packs so much truth, so much power in each page that I felt tired after finishing a few, and found myself needing a breather every now and then. It...
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    Bennett and McAnulty on Books Are My Bag Readers Awards shortlists

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    October 1, 2020
    Brit Bennett, Dara McAnulty, Kiley Reid and Rutger Bregman are among the authors shortlisted by booksellers for this year's Books Are My Bag Readers Awards. The annual awards shortlists, revealed on what is this year's Super Thursday (1st October) and sponsored by National Book Tokens, are compiled...
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    Poonachi' by Perumal Murugan longlisted for National Book Award 2020, checkout the full list here

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    September 18, 2020
    The National Book Awards is a prestigious annual American literary prize. Each year the National Book Awards are given in five categories, namely-- fiction, non-fiction, poetry, translation, and young people's literature. On September 16, the longlist for the National Book Award 2020 for Translated...
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    National Book Awards for Translated Literature longlist announced: Perumal Murugan makes the cut

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    September 17, 2020
    The National Book Award for Translated Literature is awarded to a translation work in English, published by a US publisher. The longlist for this year is out and it consists of 10 books, including Poonachi: Or the Story of a Black Goat by Perumal Murugan, translated from Tamil by N Kalyan Raman.
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    National Book Awards Names 2020 Nominees

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    September 18, 2020
    Two acclaimed debut novels and a story collection whose author died last month are among the 10 fiction contenders for this year’s National Book Award.
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    The 2020 National Book Awards Longlist: Translated Literature

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    September 10, 2020
    This week, The New Yorker will be announcing the longlists for the 2020 National Book Awards. This morning, we presented the ten contenders in the category of Young People’s Literature . Check back tomorrow morning for Poetry .
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    Look Aama, she wrote our memoir for us!

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    August 8, 2020
    “Everything began with the boys, and it felt like the right, natural thing.” In Nepal, among a tiny group of people that prides itself on being progressive and worldly, it has become quite fashionable to state, “I want a daughter.” This may sound hurtful to the son who might appear instead. But a...
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    Ian Mond Reviews Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo

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    July 22, 2020
    Since its publication in 2016, Cho Nam-Joo’s K im Jiyoung, Born 1982 has sold over a million copies in South Korea, been touted as one of the country’s most important feminist novels, and sparked vicious attacks from anti-feminists, which were reignited when the book was adapted into a film in 2019...
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    Best sellers

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    July 7, 2020
    FICTION 1. (-) Before The Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi 2. (-) If Cats Disappeared From The World by Genki Kawamura 3. (-) Crescent City #1: House Of Earth And Blood by Sarah J. Maas 4. (-) The Tattooist Of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
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    Book Review: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo

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    July 3, 2020
    Cho Nam-Joo’s Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 has been called “the South Korean #MeToo bestseller”. Published in Korean in 2016 when the #MeToo movement was relatively recent, it was translated into English by Jamie Chang in 2020, as #MeToo, no longer new, continues to yield stories that show the structural...

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