Korean Hit Novel Longlisted for French Literary Award

      July 14, 2020 11:05

      Cho Nam-joo's feminist novel "Kim Ji-young, Born in 1982" has been longlisted for France's Emile Guimet Prize for Asian Literature.

      The prize is awarded by the Guimet Museum of Asian Art to works of literature every year.

      In 2018 it was won by fellow Korean Hwang Sok-yong for "At Dusk." 

      "Kim JI-young" became a bestseller here in 2016 and has sold more than a million copies in Korea alone. The rights have been sold to 16 countries including China and Japan.

      Meanwhile, the Korean novels "On the Origin of Species" by Jeong Yu-jeong and "The Hole" by Pyun Hye-young were shortlisted for Germany's LiBeraturpreis award given to female authors from Africa, Asia, Latin America or the Arab world.

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