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Han Kang launches her White Book in London & Manchester

Waterstones will be hosting events to celebrate the launch of Han Kang’s White Book this month. I fear the London event seems to be booked out already, but you can always go up to Manchester:

Han Kang in conversation

With Max Porter, London Tottenham Court Road, 13 Nov 6:30pm Details
With Deborah Smith, Manchester Deansgate, 15 Nov 6:30pm Details

White Book

Man Booker International Prize-winning author Han Kang’s new novel, The White Book, is her most autobiographical and experimental to date. Following her phenomenal success with The Vegetarian and Human Acts, Kang will discuss this latest work with Granta senior editor – and author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers – Max Porter.

The White Book follows the success of The Vegetarian and Human Acts, and has reunited Kang with her MBI-winning translator Deborah Smith.

The ticket price is redeemable against the book, and Kang will be signing copies afterwards.

About The White Book

Written while on a writer’s residency in Warsaw, a city palpably scarred by the violence of the past, the narrator finds herself haunted by the story of her older sister, who died a mere two hours after birth. A fragmented exploration of white things – the swaddling bands that were also her shroud, the breast milk she did not live to drink, the blank page on which the narrator herself attempts to reconstruct the story – unfold in a powerfully poetic distillation.

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