Over in Vietnam they are reporting that both Kim Young-ha and Han Kang have just been translated into Vietnamese
Best seller books from South Korea including Kim Young-ha’s The Quiz Show and Han Kang’s Vegetarian have been translated into Vietnamese and are in stores throughout the country as of yesterday.
Also, something I twittered yesterday, I somehow managed to miss that
Time Magazine had given “Your Republic is Calling You” a rather good review (Link rotted). The money shot is something like this (and you have to love Kim’s PR photo, which is the one at the top of the page):
Likewise, for all its noirish strokes, Your Republic is not so much adventure thriller as psychological exposé, both of a man caught between dire fates and of a South Korea numbed by smirking consumerism.