Han Kang wins Italian literary award for ‘Human Acts’

October 2, 2017

ROME, Oct. 1 (Yonhap) — South Korean writer Han Kang won this year’s Malaparte Prize, Italy’s most authoritative literary award, on Sunday for her latest work.

Han accepted the prize at a ceremony on the southern island of Capri in the Gulf of Naples for her 2014 novel “Human Acts” that tells the story of a young boy named Dong-ho who is killed in the military’s bloody crackdown on the Gwangju citizens’ pro-democracy uprising of May 1980.

The book was published Thursday by Italy’s Adelphi under the title “Atti Umani.” It was translated from the original Korean book’s English edition by Deborah Smith, who received global recognition for her translation of Han’s Man Booker Prize winning title “The Vegetarian.”

Launched in 1983 to honor Italian journalist and novelist Curzio Malaparte, well-known for “Coup D’etat: The Technique of Revolution” and “Kaputt,” the annual Malaparte Prize honors the works of internationally renowned writers.

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