• Beauty Looks Down on Me

    U.S.A.
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    2017
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    Beauty Looks Down On Me is a collection of by turns sad and funny stories about the thwarted expectations of the young as they grow older. HeeKyung’s characters are misfits who by virtue of their...
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    Old Wrestler

    U.K
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    2019
    / Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction
    New from Strangers Press, the people who brought you Keshiki, comes their next exciting global collaboration Yeoyu new writing from Korea, a series of eight exquisitely designed chapbooks showcasing...
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    Just how global is the 2019 Man Booker International Prize longlist of translated fiction?

    Bangladesh
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    March 19, 2019
    It’s not so much the individual hits and misses as the fact that large parts of the world are not represented. Are translated books from those areas so poor?
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    Man Booker International prize 2019 longlist sees small publishers win big

    United Kingdom
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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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    Who to See at Adelaide Writers’ Week 2019

    Australia
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    Feb. 26, 2019
    The literary festival’s new director shares six highlights.
  • Silvery World and Other Stories

    U.S.A.
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    2018
    / Literature - Korean literature - Anthology of Contemporary Fiction
    A new collection of translations of Korean fiction from the colonial period of the early twentieth century. The contents will introduce readers to works written from a variety of viewpoints,...
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    Kathie's Reviews : City of Ash and Red

    U.S.A.
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    Nov 23, 2018

    Rounded up from 3.5. City of Ash & Red is the first translated book I’ve read this year and had me all over the spectrum emotionally, mostly in the anxious and disturbed realm. There are certainly nods to Kafka, but the tale itself is a unique blend of dystopian surrealism that is both...

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    Pile By the Bed's Reviews : City of Ash and Red

    U.S.A.
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    Nov 16, 2018

    There are so many interesting novels coming out of Korea at the moment – challenging established tropes across a range of genres. Just this year there has been the psychothriller The Good Son, the anti-hero crime drama The Plotters and Toward Dusk, another masterpiece of introspection and...

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    Cheyanne Lepka's Reviews : City of Ash and Red

    U.S.A.
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    Oct 28, 2018

    This is the type of book that left me sitting there going, what the hell did I just read? And don't get me wrong, that's my favourite kind of book. Even days after finishing, I’m thinking about the book and seriously considering rereading it. It’s an interesting combination of dystopian and...

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    SarahKat's Reviews : The Hole

    U.S.A.
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    Feb 6, 2018

    The Hole was only the second book by a Korean author I read, the first being The Vegetarian. Perhaps it's a coincidence, but both of these books seemed to have similar themes (plants being almost revered and (view spoiler)) along with a shared eerie vibe... 

     

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