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Foyles’s Korean Culture Month runs from 13 October into the middle of November in partnership with the KCC. As part of the promotion, Korean books are displayed prominently by the ground floor information desk and on Level 4, where all their foreign language books are. You are able to sign up for a free exploratory […]

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Jeong You-jeong in conversation at Foyles

by Events Editor 20 October 2018
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As part of Foyles’s Korean Culture Month, leading South-Korean author Jeong You-Jeong (Seven Years of Darkness) joins them for a discussion about her work and to read from her latest novel The Good Son. Yu-jin wakes up covered in blood. There’s no sign of a break in and there’s a body downstairs. It’s the body of someone […]

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Korean Culture Month at Foyles

by Events Editor 12 October 2018
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There’s not much information yet on this event at Foyle’s in Charing Cross Road, other than that we know that Jeong You-jeong will be appearing on 3 November to talk about The Good Son. The following text is taken from the KCC’s Facebook page: Korean Culture Month at Foyles Charing Cross Road We are pleased […]

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Why Han Kang’s Human Acts is likely to be my book of the year

by Philip Gowman 17 February 2016
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Han Kang: Human Acts Translated by Deborah Smith Portobello Books, 2016, 224pp Originally published as 소년이 온다, Changbi Publishers Inc, Seoul, 2014 Han Kang’s Human Acts hits the bookshelves in the UK just as The Vegetarian starts to make waves in the US. The latter book has already made its mark in the UK, making […]

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Event news: launch of Han Kang’s Human Acts

by Events Editor 17 December 2015
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Three separate opportunities to hear Han Kang talk about her newly-translated book, Human Acts – a Norwich appearance sandwiched in between two London ones. If you can’t wait to get hold of a copy of the book, Foyles (whose event is 13 Jan) claim they have “exclusive availability of Human Acts for a full month […]

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Manhwa – the colours of Korean comics: three weeks of Manhwa at the KCC and Foyles

by Events Editor 30 October 2012
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Three years ago we had an interesting exhibition at the KCC celebrating 100 years of Korean manhwa. November’s exhibition returns to the manhwa theme, with five prominent artists coming to London. Manhwa – Korean Story & Painting 2012, The Colours of Korean Comics 2012 Manhwa Art Exhibition : The Colour of Change at Korean Cultural […]

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DPRK propaganda at London’s most famous bookshop

by Philip Gowman 22 April 2008

To coincide with the launch of David Heather’s book on DPRK propaganda art at the end of this month, Foyles is to be decorated with some examples of DPRK posters from David’s collection. The book, entitled North Korean Posters, comes from Prestel Publishing, and will be launched at Foyles next week. The posters will be […]

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