South Korean author Han Kang won the Man Booker International Prize on Monday, sharing the ￡50,000 (US$72,000, 63,500 euros) award with her translator -- who had only taught herself Korean three years before.
South Korean writer Han Kang's Booker prize marks a major victory for a decade-long effort to drag one of Asia's oldest but, until recently, least-known literary traditions into the global market.
LONDON -- South Korean author Han Kang has won the Man Booker International Prize for fiction with "The Vegetarian," an unsettling novel about a woman whose decision to stop eating meat has devastating consequences.
Banning books is a habit with Asian governments, as the art installation "Paradise of the Blind" in Bangkok shows.
When famed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates backed away from moving into a Brooklyn brownstone, he gave voice to celebrities' qualms about city living.
Independent bookselling remains on a roll.
Chile paid homage to Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda before reburying him Tuesday after examining his body to determine whether he was assassinated by the country's former dictatorship.
Spain commemorated the 400th anniversary of the death of its best-known writer, Miguel de Cervantes on Saturday.
Prince Charles joined top British actors live on stage in a surprise crack at playing "Hamlet," as thousands of William Shakespeare fans packed The Bard's hometown for the 400th anniversary of his death on Saturday.
Spain marks the fourth centenary of the death of its most famous author Miguel de Cervantes this week with hundreds of events ranging from cultural to quirky ... and a bit of controversy.