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Han Kang in Conversation

Han Kang & Max Porter

Translated by Josepth Roth & Jennifer Kabat

Han Kang comes to the Granta and Portobello offices to discuss writing and design the paperback cover for her book Human Acts.

Han Kang

Han Kang was born in Gwangju, South Korea, and moved to Seoul at the age of ten. She studied Korean literature at Yonsei University. Her writing has won the Yi Sang Literary Prize, the Today's Young Artist Award, and the Korean Literature Novel Award. The Vegetarian, her first novel to be translated into English, was published by Portobello Books in 2015 and won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. She is also the author of Human Acts (Portobello, 2016) and The White Book (Portobello, forthcoming 2017). She is based in Seoul.

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Max Porter

Max Porter is senior editor at Granta and Portobello Books. He lives in South London with his wife and children. Grief is the Thing With Feathers is his first book.

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Translated by Josepth Roth

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Translated by Jennifer Kabat

Jennifer Kabat is an essayist and writer from upstate New York. She has been awarded a Creative Capital Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, and her work has appeared in the Believer,the Financial Times, the Guardian, Wired, Wallpaper, New York magazine, The Rumpus and Salon.

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