South Korean author Han Kang was awarded Britain's Man Booker International Prize for fiction Monday, for her novel The Vegetarian. It was picked unanimously by the panel of five judges, beating six other novels including "The Story of the Lost Child" by Italian sensation Elena Ferrante and "A Strangeness in My Mind" by Turkey's Orhan Pamuk. It felt a bit like climbing a mountain. 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New research by Nielsen for the prize organisers revealed physical book sales of translated fiction in Britain rose 96 percent between 2001 and 2016, despite the market as a whole falling over that period. "Through this extreme narrative I felt I could question... the difficult question of being human.". He said the 680-page epic was "full of surprises" as well as being …, South Korean Author Wins Man Booker International Prize, Jamaican Author Wins Prestigious Booker Prize. "When I was 22 I decided to teach myself Korean… I felt that I was limited by only being able to speak English. China anunció este jueves la donación de 30 millones de dólares a la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) para la lucha contra covid-19, para intentar paliar la retirada de Estados Unidos. South Korean author Han Kang won the Man Booker International Prize for fiction on Monday for her novel The Vegetarian, a dark, surreal story about a woman who gives up eating meat and seeks to become a tree.. Copyright © 2020 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. South Korean author Han Kang was awarded Britain's Man Booker International Prize for fiction Monday, for her novel The Vegetarian. The work features a protagonist who doesn't want to belong to the human race anymore, Kang said. "This is a book of tenderness and terror," Boyd told guests at the award ceremony dinner at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Once the poor relation in the English-language literary world, translations are becoming increasingly popular. The award is the international counterpart to Britain's Man Booker prize. Man Booker Prize winners get bragging rights to one of the most prestigious literary awards in the English-speaking world. This will alert our moderators to take action. But at the same time just falling into this world that was so atmospheric and disturbing and moving -- it was a wonderful experience.". "Across the three parts, we are pressed up against a society's most inflexible structures -- expectations of behaviour, the workings of institutions -- and we watch them fail one by one," Daniel Hahn wrote in a review. Growth in translated Korean fiction in Britain was particularly strong. Translated fiction is still a very small genre, representing just 1.5 percent of fiction and 3.5 percent of literary fiction, but it provided five percent of fiction sales and seven percent of literary fiction sales last year. - AFP, El grupo francés PSA (Peugeot Citroën) y el ítalo-estadounidense Fiat-Chrysler confirmaron su voluntad de fusionarse entre fines de 2020 y principios de 2021, a pesar, La tasa de desempleo en España aumentó al 14,4% de su población activa en el primer trimestre, un periodo en el que ya comenzó a sentirse el impacto de la pandemia. 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South Korean author Han Kang bags the Man Booker Prize for 'The Vegetarian'. South Korean author Han Kang won the Man Booker International Prize on Monday, sharing the £50,000 ($72,000, 63,500 euros) award with her translator -- who had only taught herself Korean three years before. The chairman of the judges, Boyd Tonkin, described the novel as "lyrical and lacerating" - a tale of "volcanic, visceral intensity". She is the first South Korean to win the award. The international edition of Britain's Man Booker Prize was introduced in 2005 and up to now has been awarded in recognition of a body of work by a living author whose work was written or available in English. Double Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will go head to head with British spri... 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The European Union will impose an entry ban and asset freeze on two Turkish citizens involved in their country's disputed search for gas in the eastern Mediterranean. Though previously a career honor, this year the award was changed to recognize a single book, translated into English and published in Britain. Han Kang, 45, an author and creative writing teacher who is already successful in South Korea, is likely to enjoy a spike in international sales following the win for "The Vegetarian".