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Han Kang's award-winning novel hits German market

Han Kang’s novel “The Vegetarian” has received enthusiastic responses from German news media upon being released in the European country, a state-run literary agency said Wednesday.The novel has go...

Updated : 2016.08.25 15:06

Tiny Spanish publisher clones world's most mysterious book

BURGOS, Spain (AFP) - It's one of the world’s most mysterious books, a centuries-old manuscript written in an unknown or coded language that no one -- not even the best cryptographers -- has cracked.Scholars have spent their lives puzzling over the Voynich Manuscript, whose intriguing mix...

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:50

Korean literature magazine becomes more inclusive

Launched by the Literature Translation Institute of Korea in 2008, List: Books from Korea originally examined the Korean publishing industry through the eyes of Korean authors, critics, translators an...

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:48

Making of a ‘liberal icon’ charted

“Bobby Kennedy” By Larry TyeRandom House (608 pages, $32)Unless you were old enough to remember the mid-1960s it might be hard to grasp the considerable impact the Kennedy family, particularly Sen. ...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:49

Extraordinary characters brought to life

“The Muse” By Jessie BurtonHarper Collins (352 pages, $27.99)“The Muse” asks a lot of its readers, in the best of ways. It asks us to pay close attention, given the unexpected paths that wander va...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:47

Imagining surrealist battle against Nazis

“The Last Days of New Paris” By China MievilleDel Rey (205 pages, $25)Page for page, there is no one generating more utterly unfamiliar ideas than author China Mieville (“Perdido Street Station,” ...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:45

Bochco’s book: He rewrote TV’s rules and lived to tell it

NEW YORK (AP) -- For viewers who rejoice in TV’s artistic upsurge, one virtuoso perhaps more than anyone can be credited for elevating the medium from its bygone “boob tube” status.Steven Bochco fl...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:33

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author offers insight on Trump's appeal

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) - For pundits and politicos baffled by the appeal of a wealthy New York businessman to the struggling white working class in Appalachia and Rust Belt mill towns, J.D. Vance's book “Hillbilly Elegy” is offering some insights.It’s a vivid, deeply personal tour of the...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:30

Your life is comfy compared to the hell of the North Korean border

“How I Became a North Korean”By Krys LeeViking (244 pages, $27)Forgetting the complexities of other lives is so easy these days, immersed as we are in our daily grinds, our political battles, our iP...

Updated : 2016.08.17 14:22

Essays illuminate fears of disaster

“This Is Only a Test”By B.J. HollarsBreak Away Books (180 pages, $17)In his essay collection “This Is Only a Test,” B.J. Hollars is buffeted on one side by terrifying cataclysms and on the other b...

Updated : 2016.08.17 14:20

The pleasures and perils of an affair in ‘Blue Bath’

“The Blue Bath”By Mary Waters-SayerSt. Martin’s Press (307 pages, $25.99)At first, “The Blue Bath” seems to be just a particularly well-written take on an old story, one often encountered in more...

Updated : 2016.08.17 14:18

Amber Tozer pens one of the funniest books on alcoholism you’ll ever read

"Sober Stick Figure: A Memoir”By Amber Tozer(Running Press, $24)Comedian Amber Tozer is 39 years old. She is funny, profane and drop-dead honest. A recovering alcoholic, Tozer walked away from drinki...

Updated : 2016.08.17 13:51

Schumer keeps it real in ‘Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo’

“The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo” By Amy Schumer(Gallery Books)Amy Schumer is a powerhouse in the entertainment industry, thanks to her Emmy-winning TV series, “Inside Amy Schumer,” and featur...

Updated : 2016.08.17 13:47

Daesan announces winners of translation grants

The Daesan Foundation, dedicated to supporting and promoting Korean literature, has announced the recipients of this year’s Grants for the Translation, Research and Publication of Korean Literary Wor...

Updated : 2016.08.10 17:50

‘Not Pretty Enough’ review: Entertaining bio of Helen Gurley Brown

“Not Pretty Enough: The Unlikely Triumph of Helen Gurley Brown”By Gerri HirsheySarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux (500 pages, $27)If there’s nothing more American than a rags-to-riches ...

Updated : 2016.08.10 14:06