Please Look After Mother

Sometimes a discussion session is really interesting and you come out of it thinking you’ve get some really good material; and then when you check your notes later there’s just not enough to do a coherent write-up – or the notes don’t make a lot of sense. Or one session might cover the same ground […]

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LBF sketch: Shin Kyung-sook on what modernity makes us forget

by Philip Gowman 11 May 2014
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Shin Kyung-sook attended three London events during the this year’s London Book Fair: a conversation with Arifa Akbar on 8 April, a panel session with Han Kang on Families, Relationships and Society on 9 April, and a panel entitled Separations with Krys Lee and Quaisra Shahraz at Asia House on 10 April. The below  is a digest […]

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LTI Korea video: Shin Kyung-sook in conversation with Arifa Akbar

by Philip Gowman 19 April 2014
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Here is LTI Korea’s video of Shin Kyung-sook in conversation with The Independent‘s Arifa Akbar on the first day of the London Book Fair. The topic is mainly Please Look After Mother, but also we talk about I’ll be Right There, and we learn about what Shin is working on right now. LKL’s question comes […]

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KCC launches its Korean Literature Night series

by Events Editor 3 February 2014
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You’ve all read Please Look After Mother by now. What did you think of what is probably the most successful piece of translated Korean fiction ever? If you haven’t read it already, the KCC is granting an amnesty, giving you the opportunity to read it and then discuss it with like-minded people afterwards. It’s part […]

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Shin Kyung-sook’s acceptance speech for the Man Asian Literary Prize

by Philip Gowman 18 March 2012
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What could be more appropriate for Mother’s Day? Shin Kyung-sook’s acceptance speech on winning the Man Asian Literary prize for Please Look After Mother: (via Otherwhere) Keywords: Titles: Please Look After Mother Authors: Shin Kyung-sook (신경숙) Event tags: LBF Korea

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Shin Kyung-sook nominated for another award

by Philip Gowman 8 March 2012
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Congratulations to Shin Kyung-sook, nominated for another award for Please Look After Mother: the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2012 bit.ly/xcJBkZ Keywords: Titles: Please Look After Mother Authors: Shin Kyung-sook (신경숙) Event tags: LBF Korea

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Shin Kyung-sook on MAN shortlist

by Philip Gowman 11 January 2012
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Congratulations to Shin Kyung-sook, whose Please Look After Mother is shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize, announced yesterday: http://t.co/hORsoPB9 (Photo: Korea Herald) Keywords: Titles: Please Look After Mother Authors: Shin Kyung-sook (신경숙) Event tags: LBF Korea

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Shin Kyung-sook’s book roadshow comes to Europe

by Philip Gowman 10 June 2011
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The Shin Kyung-sook roadshow arrives on mainland Europe. Please Look After Mother is already in its third print run in Spain. http://bit.ly/m7WUBL # Keywords: Titles: Please Look After Mother Authors: Shin Kyung-sook (신경숙) Event tags: LBF Korea

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Please Look After Mother serialised on BBC Book at Bedtime

by Events Editor 30 May 2011
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Those who haven’t got around to reading Shin Kyung-sook’s massively successful Please Look After Mother yet (not that you have any excuse – it’s a very easy and quick read in Kim Chi-young’s translation) can now digest it in very easy chunks before going to bed. It has been abridged and serialised for radio, and […]

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Book review: Shin Kyung-sook — Please look after Mother

by Bella Frey 20 May 2011
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Kyung-sook Shin: Please look after Mother Originally published in Korean, 2008 Translated by Chi-Young Kim Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2011, 272pp Can we ever really appreciate who we have in our lives until they are gone? Kyung-Sook Shin’s Please look after Mother looks through the eyes of a family united in trying to find their sixty […]

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The unstoppable “Please Look After Mother”

by Philip Gowman 18 April 2011
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Not so long ago people were complaining that the Korean literature available in English translation wasn’t reaching out to a modern audience. Yes, there was a fair amount available, the argument went, but much of it lamented Korea’s travails during the colonial period, or explored the han-laden traumas of national division. Not something of much […]

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More buzz about Please Look After Mom / Mother

by Philip Gowman 17 April 2011
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Please Look After Mom seems to be the latest hot translation. Amazon are already telling me I would like it. http://bit.ly/gPTvD3 # I know which edition I’d buy Guess which translated Korean novel will be BBC Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime in early June. You only get one guess. @KTLit # KTLit: lol “mom?” lklinks: […]

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