Well colour me surprised. We (the Shadow team), picked the right book!!
Please Look After Mother has won the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize. Clearly we and the judges have similar (read: good) taste. Woo!
Here’s a picture of Kyung-sook Shin with David Parker. Isn’t it lovely?
Interestingly, a rep came into work today, and we were talking about Korean literature being the Next Big Thing. I wonder if this is the start of a beautiful relationship between Korean literature and the English speaking world?
EDIT: Here’s the official press release.