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    August 15, 2018—Arts Etc.

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    AUG, 15, 2018
    Kim Hye-Soon, Shin Kyung-Sook was nominated to 2018 BAX anthology, the 2018 "Best American Experimental Writing Candidates.
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    ‘Good Son’ a tense pyschological thriller

    Canada
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    August 5, 2018
    The Good Son”: by You-Jeong Jeong. Translated by Chi-Young Kim. Penguin Books, Copyright 2018. 309 pages Yu-jin wakes up to the smell of blood. Soon, he discovers his mother’s corpse and realizes he is covered in blood as well. Unable to remember how he has found himself in this situation, he...
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    Министры культуры России и Республики Корея открыли в СПбГУ памятник Пак Кённи

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    JUL, 27, 2018
    The first monument abroad to the outstanding writer Pak Kyongni has been unveiled in the park of modern sculpture of St Petersburg State University.
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    AVEC LE PRIX ÉMILE GUIMET 2018, CAP SUR LA CORÉE DU SUD

    France
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    August 8, 2018
    Véritable portail de la culture d’Asie, le Prix Émile Guimet a été créé l’année dernière par le Musée national des arts asiatiques-Guimet dans le but de faire connaître la littérature contemporaine asiatique en France.
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    A Korean woman struggles in 19th century France in Man Asian Literary Prize winner’s latest book, The Court Dancer

    China
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    August 17, 2018
    The Court Dancer, the latest novel by Man Asian Literary Prize winner Shin Kyung-sook, is likely to be read in several different ways. The first, and in some ways the most commercial, is as East-West romantic period fiction in the tradition of, say, Alessandro Baricco’s Silk or any number of...
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    THE PLOTTERS by Un-su Kim, Book Review

    England
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    JUL, 30, 2018
    With shades of Murakami, The Plotters is a complex, fascinating moral tale about the changing of the guard in a corrupt underworld—a page-turner filled with black humour and compassion for a fallen world
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    Ces BD à lire pendant les vacances

    France
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    July 30, 2018
    En 25 ans, Joann Sfar a créé un univers fantastique où se croisent d’un album à l’autre divers personnages récurrents. Parmi eux figure l’adolescente Aspirine, hier faire-valoir de Grand Vampire, aujourd’hui héroïne de sa propre série. Dans Aspirine, elle croise un autre personnage clé de Sfar, Joe...
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    The Court Dancer by Kyung-Sook Shin, translated by Anton Hur [in Booklist]

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    July 1, 2018
    *STARRED REVIEW Man Asian Literary Prize-winning Shin (The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness, 2015) alchemizes a brief mention in a French diplomat’s book about his turn-of-the-century Korean tenure into a gorgeous epic that seamlessly combines history and fiction to create a hybrid masterpiece.
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    Writers in Residence: Bae Suah – Die niedrigen Hügel von Seoul

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    AUG, 20, 2018
    2018.10.3 Baesuah Künstler Literaturhaus Zürich Hosted Künstler Event Event News.
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    Graceful 'Court Dancer' Can't Escape Her Sorrows

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    August 11, 2018
    When we first meet Yi Jin, the lithe heroine of Kyung-Sook Shin's atmospheric, tragic novel The Court Dancer translated by Anton Hur, she stands at a ship's helm beside "a tall Frenchman, his pale face covered in a mustache," while she holds "a hat embroidered with roses and a coat to wear later...

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