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Han Kang and Deborah Levy in conversation with Deborah Smith

Han Kang (L) with her translator Deborah Smith
Han Kang (L) and her translator Deborah Smith, with the cover of The Vegetarian, at the London Book Fair in 2014 (photo © LKL)

When Han Kang appeared at an event with Shin Kyung-sook on day 2 of the 2014 London Book Fair we were treated to a sneak preview of the cover artwork of the English translation of The Vegetarian. It was hot off the press: the book’s translator Deborah Smith had been sent some samples that very morning, and she had brought them to the talk.

The book has now been published, and gets its official launch at the London Review Bookshop on 22 January. Booking is essential via Eventbrite.

No doubt books will be available for purchase (and autograph) on the night, or if you can’t wait that long you can order from Amazon.

Han Kang and Deborah Levy in conversation with Deborah Smith

22 January 2015 at 7 p.m.
London Review Bookshop | 14 Bury Place | London WC1A 2JL |
+44 (0) 20 7269 9030

The VegetarianPortobello Books presents Han Kang and Deborah Levy in conversation with Deborah Smith.

To celebrate the of launch of Han Kang’s beautiful, unsettling novel The Vegetarian, Portobello Books presents the celebrated Korean author in conversation with her translator Deborah Smith and Booker-shortlisted author Deborah Levy (Black Vodka, Swimming Home). Han Kang has won the Yi Sang Literary Prize, the Today’s Young Artist Award, and the Korean Literature Novel Award. Fraught, disturbing and beautiful, The Vegetarian is a novel about modern day South Korea, but also a novel about shame, desire and our faltering attempts to understand others, from one imprisoned body to another.

Tickets are free but limited and booking is essential.


(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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