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International prestigious Award for Novelist named Man Booker International Prize announced the Winner

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South Korean Novelist Han Kang has been awarded the Man Booker International Prize for his Novel “The Vegetarian” deals with a woman’s rejection of Human Brutality and giving up of eating meat.

  • Han Kang succeeds over Nobel Laureate Orhanpamuk and Best Seller Elena Ferrante and shared the award with her Translator Deborah SmithMan Booker Prize

Initial Version: Korean
Translated into: English
Published: Portobello Books
Jurist: Noted Critic and Editor Boyd Tonkin

About Han Kang:

  • Aged 45 and currently serving as Creative Writing teacher at the Seoul Institute of the Arts
  • Won Yi Sang Literary Prize, The Today’s young artist award and the Korean Literature Novel Award
  • ‘The Vegetarian’ is her first novel to be translated into English by Deborah Smith

About the Novel:

Consists of Three Part and story of Yeong Hye, a dutiful Korean Wife who is decided to have veg foods

Awards: Author and translator 25,000 pounds, along with a newly designed trophy

The prize is supported by Man Group, one of the world’s largest independent alternative investment managers, which also promoters the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

About Man Booker International Prize

  • Awarded for           Best book in English translation
  • Headquarter          United Kingdom
  • Sponsored by         Man Group
  • Reward                  £50,000 from 2016
  • First awarded         2005
  • First Awardee         Ismail Kadare