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Han Kang


Han Kang was born in Kwangju in 1970. She studied Korean literature at Yonsei University. Her writing carer started with a poem. She then won a short story competition. She has since written several novels. She teaches creative writing at the Seoul Institute of the Arts.

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Han Kang
Interview with Deborah Smith, translator of Han Kang’s novels
Her home page (in Korean)


(Only books translated into English)

2007 채식주의자 (The Vegetarian)
2013회복 하는 인간(Convalesce) (stories)- bilingual English-Korean
2011 희랍어 시간 (Greek Lessons)
2014 소년이 온다 (Human Acts)
2016 흰 : 한 강 소설 (The White Book)
2021 작별하지 않는다 (We Do Not Part0