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Underdog status pays off for Korean novelist

A chronic inability to talk to attractive women can eventually reap rewards. That was the takeaway message from author Cheon Myeong-kwan as he addressed the Seoul Literary Society at the Swedish Ambas...

Updated : 2017.06.23 17:57

Korean authors to attend overseas literature events

Popular Korean authors will get to meet readers and translators in overseas literature events, the Literature Translation Institute of Korea said Tuesday. The photos provided by the Literature Transla...

Updated : 2017.05.16 16:02

Amazon expands literary horizons, making big imprint in translation niche

SEATTLE - The literary translation community in the US has a tradition of being highbrow, a carefully tended yet narrow reflection of the stirrings of global culture beyond the Anglosphere.Then Amazon...

Updated : 2017.04.20 17:06

[Herald Interview] ‘Korean poems delight global sense and sensibility’

While the world’s eyes are gradually turning away from poetry, Korea’s poems are leaving their marks in the pantheon of international literature, acquainting readers with their ethereal elegance. Un...

Updated : 2017.04.06 18:15

New books on Russian Revolution 100 years later

“Russia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890-1928” by S.A. Smith; Oxford University Press (455 pages, $34.95)“Lenin on the Train” by Catherine Merridale; Metropolitan Books (353 pages, $30)“C...

Updated : 2017.04.02 11:05

[Eye Interview] Korea through eyes of an outsider

Michael Breen, a consultant and a former journalist, has just published a new book on Korea as seen through his eyes.“The New Koreans” was originally intended as a sequel to his previous book “The ...

Updated : 2017.03.31 14:49

Dylan to meet Nobel academy to receive literature diploma

Nobel literature prize laureate Bob Dylan will meet with members of the Swedish Academy during a weekend visit to Stockholm and they will hand over his Nobel diploma and medal, the academy said Wednesday.Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the academy, said in a blog on the academy's websi...

Updated : 2017.03.30 09:46

LTI Korea digitalizes classical, contemporary Korean literature

Classical and contemporary Korean literature will be available electronically through the Literature Translation Institute of Korea, which has digitalized 33 masterpieces.The project involved digitali...

Updated : 2017.03.13 18:34

Barack, Michelle Obama sign bumper book deal

Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to publish their memoirs with New York-based Penguin Random House, in a coveted contract reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars.America‘s first African-American president is already the author of two memoirs and a children’s book. He has...

Updated : 2017.03.01 14:48

Barack, Michelle Obama sign bumper book deal: publisher

New York based publisher Penguin Random House has won the industry's most coveted contract: a two-for-one deal to produce the memoirs of former president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama."The company has acquired world publication rights for two books, to be written by President ...

Updated : 2017.03.01 09:30

Playwright who inspired ‘Moonlight’ wins PEN award

The playwright who inspired the Oscar-nominated movie “Moonlight” has won a prize from PEN America, the literary and human rights organization.Tarell Alvin McCraney received an award for best midcareer playwright, PEN announced Wednesday. McCraney’s “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue”...

Updated : 2017.02.23 15:28

Books on conservatism and rural whites up for Lukas Prize

Jane Mayer’s “Dark Money” and Zachary Roth’s “The Great Suppression” are among several works about the modern conservative movement and rural whites that are on the short list for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.Other nominees announced Tuesday are Arlie Russell Hochschild’s “Stran...

Updated : 2017.02.22 15:03

Diaz, Nguyen contributing to book about age of Trump

Pulitzer Prize winners Junot Diaz, Viet Thanh Nguyen and Jane Smiley are among 32 writers contributing to a book of letters responding to the election of President Donald Trump.Vintage Books told The Associated Press on Monday that “Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous T...

Updated : 2017.02.14 13:54

Margaret Atwood says Trump win boosted sales of her dystopian classic

Canada‘s best-known writer Margaret Atwood said it was largely worries about women’s issues after the US election that made her book “The Handmaid’s Tale” the latest dystopian novel to shoot back...

Updated : 2017.02.13 18:08

Stephen King and son Owen King to team up at book convention

NEW YORK (AP) -- This year’s BookExpo will feature a popular father-and-son combination: Stephen and Owen King.  Convention organizers ReedPop told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the authors will be featured at a June 1 breakfast at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. They will be...

Updated : 2017.02.08 16:24