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10 Korean Books coming in 2020

For the past half-decade, Korean literature in translation has gone from being the exciting talking-point of the literary world to one of its dominant forces. Authors like Han Kang, Bae Suah, and Shin Kyung-sook are near enough household names in the West. And now that we’ve come this far, it’s time to look at what …

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Review: The Hole by Hye-young Pyun

Here is, perhaps, a new kind of frightening. We’re living in a new golden age of horror films right now, and, if Hye-young Pyun’s books are any indication, a parallel golden age of horror writing as well. The modern master of American horror, Stephen King, famously delineated three kinds of ‘scary’: Gross-out: something bloody or …

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