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“The Court Dancer” explores the tension experienced by a young Korean woman in France...

Based on the true story of a court lady and the French diplomat who fell in love with her, Kyung-Sook Shin’s new novel The Court Dancer (translated by J. B. Anton Hur) gives an...

Youth show the potential for positive changes in society in The Emissary

Yoko Tawada’s recent novel The Emissary, translated by Margaret Mitsutani, tells the story of Yoshiro and his great-grandson, Mumei, as they go about their simple lives sometime in the not-so-distant future. Like most children...