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Han Kang and Jorge Carrión

Fiction as a Scalpel

With The Vegetarian, winner of the Man Booker prize, Han Kang has become the most prominent female Korean writer. The novel discusses insubordination, misogynist violence, contemporary art, food and humans’ relationship with the plant world, amongst other important questions for the 21st century. The writer talks about this and other books (such as Human Acts) with the writer Jorge Carrión, who recently visited Korea for the translation of his book Bookshops and who has covered similar topics in his books Los muertos (The Dead), Los huérfanos (The Orphans) and Los turistas (The Tourists).

Participants: Han Kang, Jorge Carrión

Related to Kosmopolis, Kosmopolis 2019

24 March 2019