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    Summer reading: 13 books to take your mind off 2020

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    December 5, 2020
    I waited almost four years to read this book. It was published in South Korea in October 2016 and was translated into English earlier this year. I suppose I could have learnt Korean in that time – but has anyone taken on a new language to read a work of literature in its original language?(...)
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    The Korean novel that champions the value of ordinary women

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    May 16, 2020
    Kim Jiyoung, the exceptionally average protagonist of Cho Nam-Joo’s novel, is 33, living on the outskirts of Seoul with her husband and infant daughter. She is exhausted by the monotony of cooking, cleaning and child-rearing, and vaguely resentful that she gave up her job at a marketing agency.
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    Books That Changed Me: Sharlene Teo

    Australia
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    Apr 29, 2018
    Sharlene Teo is a Singaporean writer living in London. She is the winner of the inaugural Deborah Rogers Writer's Award for Ponti, which is published by Picador. She is a guest at Sydney Writers' Festival, swf.org.au ... NOWHERE TO BE FOUND Bae Suah At just 60 pages long, this novella is more...
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    South Korean author Han Kang on her new novella The White Book

    Australia
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    DEC 01, 2017
    Han's older sister was born two months premature and lived less than two hours. Her young mother gave birth on her own, in a rural village, in the heart of winter, miles from a telephone. The White Book gives the narrator's dead sister an imaginary life. "I think of her coming here instead of me,"...