Deborah Smith

  • The cover to The White Book by Han Kang
       By Han Kang
    New York. Hogarth. 2019. 160 pages. Han Kang’s The White Book is a meditation on grief using a study of white objects in the author’s life to spark memories of events she did—and did not—expe...
  • The cover to The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea by Bandi
       By Bandi
    New York. Grove Press. 288 pages. A 743-page manuscript by a writer with the pen name of Bandi (“Firefly” in Korean) was reputedly smuggled out of North Korea and into China in 2013. The English publi...
  • The cover to North Station by Bae Suah
       By Bae Suah
    Rochester, New York. Open Letter. 2017. 320 pages. Korean author Bae Suah’s latest writing, although a collection of short stories, is equally as experimental, cutting-edge, and captivating as her nov...
  • The cover to A Greater Music by Bae Suah
       By Bae Suah
    Rochester, New York. Open Letter. 2016. 128 pages. A Greater Music is another addition to a growing body of literature that explores the idea that human sexuality is more pliable and fluid th...
  • The cover to Human Acts by Han Kang
       By Han Kang
    London. Portobello Books. 2016. 224 pages. Human Acts is a very different novel from The Vegetarian, Han Kang’s first novel recently published in English to numerous accolades, inclu...
  • The cover to The Vegetarian by Han Kang
       By Han Kang
    New York. Hogarth. 2016. 192 pages.  Han Kang’s The Vegetarian is a taut novel that tells the story of two sisters—Yeong-hye and In-hye—and their marriages. Told in three parts, each a novell...

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