The White Book

Han Kang

Published: 2 November 2017
ISBN: 9781846276897

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Published: 2 November 2017
Hardback, B Format
129x198mm, 128 pages
ISBN: 9781846276293

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About the author

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Han Kang was born in Gwangju, South Korea, and moved to Seoul at the age of ten. She studied Korean literature at Yonsei University. Her writing has won the Yi Sang Literary Prize, the Today's Young Artist Award, and the Korean Literature Novel Award. The Vegetarian, her first novel to be translated into English, was published by Portobello Books in 2015 and won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. She is also the author of Human Acts (Portobello, 2016) and The White Book (Portobello, forthcoming 2017). She is based in Seoul. More about the author


15/11/2017, 18:30

In Conversation: Han Kang and Deborah Smith

Waterstones Deansgate are thrilled to welcome Han Kang and Deborah Smith to Manchester, to celebrate the publication of Han Kang's latest work, The White Book. Winner of the 2016 International Man Booker Prize for her novel, The Vegetarian, Han Kang joins us to discuss her writing with Deborah Smith, translator of The Vegetarian and The White Book, and founder of Tilted Axis Press. Join us on Wednesday 15th November at 6:30pm when Han and Deborah will be in conversation, before answering questions from the audience and signing copies of The White Book. The White Book is a book like no other. It is a meditation on a colour, on the tenacity and fragility of the human spirit, and our attempts to graft new life from the ashes of destruction.
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