PEN Atlas Q&A: Korean writers in the limelight

This week, Han Kang and her translator Deborah Smith won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize for the haunting and exquisite The Vegetarian. In a special PEN Atlas Q&A, fellow South Korean authors Cheon Myeong-kwan and Han Yujoo talk to Asia Literary Review’s managing editor Phillip Kim about K-Lit’s rising profile, the reality behind the hype of Korean pop-culture and the pressing themes in their work.

Read this week’s PEN Atlas


Short fiction pieces by Han Yujoo and Cheon Myeong-kwan can be read in the Spring 2016 issue of the Asia Literary Review. www.asialiteraryreview.com

Find out more about Han Kang and her latest PEN-supported book, Human Acts, on English PEN’s World Bookshelf.

Read pieces by Han Kang and Deborah Smith about The Vegetarian on the PEN Atlas.

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