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PEN Atlas: Shirley Lee on North Korean writing

PEN Atlas: Shirley Lee on North Korean writing

10th April 2014

Shirley Lee writes for PEN Atlas, in a week when Korea is the Market Focus for London Book Fair 2014,[...]

‘Present tense tension’ – a word from the translator with Philip Boehm

'Present tense tension' - a word from the translator with Philip Boehm

8th April 2014

English PEN talks to the translators of some of our award-winning books. Next in the series is Philip Boehm, whose translation of Hanna Krall’s novel Chasing the King of Hearts won an award in 2013[...]

PEN Atlas: Han Kang on choosing forms in Korean literature

PEN Atlas: Han Kang on choosing forms in Korean literature

4th April 2014

In the run-up to London Book Fair 2014, where Korea is the market focus, Han Kang writes for PEN Atlas[...]

PEN Atlas: Hwang Sok-Yong on shamanism and Korean history

PEN Atlas: Hwang Sok-Yong on shamanism and Korean history

27th March 2014

Hwang Sok-Yong takes us into the shamanistic past of Korean culture, and how those creation stories can be used to write about globalisation and modern suffering.[...]

‘Brilliant, black, moving’ – a word from the translator with Anthea Bell

'Brilliant, black, moving' - a word from the translator with Anthea Bell

25th March 2014

English PEN talks to the translators of some of our award-winning books. First in the series is Anthea Bell, whose translation of Julia Franck’s novel Back to Back won an award in 2013[...]

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