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The Man Booker International Prize 2016

THE VEGETARIAN by Han Kang has been awarded the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. Han is a South Korean author who currently teaches creative writing at the Seoul Institute of the Arts. Already very successful in South Korea, she has been awarded the 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.

Week of August 22, 2016

Paperback releases for the week of August 22nd include A GIRL'S GUIDE TO MOVING ON by Debbie Macomber, in which a mother and her daughter-in-law bravely leave their troubled marriages and face the challenge of starting over; MY LIFE ON THE ROAD, a candid account of Gloria Steinem's life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change; and DICTATOR, the final volume of Robert Harris’ Ancient Rome Trilogy, which encompasses some of the most epic events in ancient history --- the collapse of the Roman Republic and the subsequent civil war, the murder of Pompey, and the assassination of Julius Caesar.