Han Kang, the south korean author had received the prestigious man booker prize. The international edition of the Britian's man booker prize has been awarded every two years since 2005. The prize is given to the non-english lnguage books translated and published in U.K.
She is the first South Korean to win the prize. She shared her award with her translator - who had only taught herself Korean three years before.Han Kang, an author and creative writing teacher who is already successful in South Korea, is likely to enjoy a spike in international sales following the win for her book, The Vegetarian.