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Respected S. Korean Translator Criticizes English Translation of “The Vegetarian”

Respected S. Korean Translator Criticizes English Translation of “The Vegetarian”

SEOUL, April 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The English version of South Korean author Han Kang’s “The Vegetarian”, winner of the Man Booker International Prize in 2016, has once again come under criticism for its many translation errors, this time in the form of a paper authored by esteemed translator Kim Dong-wook published in the 100th [...]

Minister of Foreign Affairs Calls Author Han Kang’s New York Times Essay Labeling the Korean War as Proxy War “A Problem”

Minister of Foreign Affairs Calls Author Han Kang’s New York Times Essay Labeling the Korean War as Proxy War “A Problem”

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung Hwa said regarding author Han Kang’s New York Times essay titled ‘While the US Talks of War, South Korea Shudders’ that “as a writer she is entitled to her own opinion, but her understanding of history and the way she described it is [...]

Man Booker Prize Winning Author Han Kang to Win Italy’s Most Authoritative Literary Award

Man Booker Prize Winning Author Han Kang to Win Italy’s Most Authoritative Literary Award

ROME, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Writer Han Kang has been chosen to win this year’s Malaparte Prize, Italy’s most-authoritative literary award, for her latest work, the prize’s organizer said. Han was chosen Thursday for her 2014 novel “Human Acts” that tells the story of a young boy named Dong-ho who is killed in the military’s bloody crackdown on the [...]

Foreign Students Visit Korea amid Rising Global Interest in Korean Literature

Foreign Students Visit Korea amid Rising Global Interest in Korean Literature

SEOUL, July 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean literature attracted international attention with Han Kang’s ‘The Vegetarian’ winning the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. And to add to the heightened interest, the Korea Foundation (KF), which operates under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is hosting what it calls a ‘Korean Literary Workshop for International Doctoral Program [...]