First female author wins Man Asian Literary Prize

Please Look After Mom has won the Man Asian Literary Prize, making its author Kyung-Sook Shin the first woman to win this prestigious award for works by Asian authors that are available in English.  The book follows the efforts of a family to find the mother who went missing from Seoul Station and their sobering realizations when they recall memories that suggest she may not have been happy.  The book has sold nearly 2 million copies in its native South Korea alone, a country with a population of only 50 million people.  For full details on this award, click here.

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