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Articles tagged "Krys Lee"

A Language Is a Window: An Interview with Krys Lee

Image: Krys Lee. Photograph by Matt Douma. Words Without Borders caught up with writer and translator Krys Lee. Her novel How I Became a North Korean was just published by Viking/Penguin Random House. Words Without Borders (WWB): You write in English and translate from Korean. What inspired you to begin working as a translator, and does your work as a translator influence your fiction and how you think about language? Krys Lee (KL): Years ago over brunch, Young-ha Kim, a Korean writer I...

Translation Roundup

READ Awards and Honors Congratulations to Dubravka Ugresic, whose novel Karaoke Culture ( reviewed here by WWB) recently won the Jean Améry Award for Essay Writing! Interviews, Articles, Reviews On English PEN's Atlas, novelist Krys Lee confronts an audience member's question at the Edinburgh International Book Fair—can a writer really inhabit and understand other worlds and other voices?  Read award-winning, and controversy-provoking,...

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