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Voicing diversity through books

Growth is conspicuously absent in Korea’s book industry, as evidenced by the number of bookstores closing down in Seoul.Yet, a new type of publishing is on the rise, attracting readers, writers and s...

Updated : 2015.03.19 20:29

WWF-Korea publishes children’s book on environment

A children’s book that encompasses the theme of environmental awareness and sustainability was published Wednesday in English and Korean. “Our Beautiful Earth” was published by the Korea office of ...

Updated : 2015.03.18 18:49

Comprehensive Goryeo history translated into English

The “Koryosa choryo” (Essentials of Koryo History) is arguably one of the most substantial historical records of the Goryeo Kingdom (918-1392).Written in 1452, few decades after the fall of the king...

Updated : 2015.03.18 17:31

Park Chung-hee biography published in Vietnamese

A book that chronicles former Korean president Park Chung-hee (1917-1979) and first lady Yuk Young-soo (1925-1974) has been published in Vietnamese.“Human Park Chung-hee, Human Yuk Young-soo,” writt...

Updated : 2015.02.26 20:24

Superheroes and space travelers in ‘Get in Trouble’

It’s tempting to describe Kelly Link as a fantasist or a magical realist of a particularly homegrown sort. Her stories take place within recognizable landscapes ― suburban bedrooms, reality TV locat...

Updated : 2015.02.05 19:16

‘Fiction can tell larger truth’

Anchorwoman and author Baik Ji-yeon talks about her new work of fiction “Handstand” in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, Tuesday. (Bookfolio)Baik Ji-yeon is the epitome of a successful modern woman. Having become...

Updated : 2015.02.04 19:07

Alexander, Santat win top children’s book prizes

NEW YORK (AP) ― Kwame Alexander’s “The Crossover,” a novel in verse about basketball and coming of age, has won the John Newbery Medal for the year’s best children’s book. Author-illustrator Dan...

Updated : 2015.02.03 18:57

Putting a human face on North Korea

The world’s most isolated and brutally repressive state, North Korea, is a place that intrigues writers and readers alike. Although very few, there are travelogue-type books, memoirs by defectors and...

Updated : 2015.01.30 21:43

CICI chief reveals 10 life principles in new book

The Ten Habits of Designing My Life, 10CBy Choi Jung-wha (HUINE)People often ask me how to be successful, says Choi Jung-wha, the president of Corea Image Communication Institute. But she admits that...

Updated : 2015.01.29 21:00

Book tells of gang-related homicides in U.S. ghettos

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America By Jill Leovy (Spiegel &Grau)The killings of unarmed black men by police in Missouri and New York have dominated recent headlines, but the slayings of b...

Updated : 2015.01.29 20:54

Zillow execs follow housing data to surprising conclusions

In less than a decade, Seattle-based Zillow has become the nation’s leading brand for homebuyer real-estate information. It’s become synonymous with looking up your home’s value ― or someone else’...

Updated : 2015.01.29 20:53

Magical journey of ‘Etta and Otto’

When a Silver Alert is issued for a missing senior citizen, highway signs flash details about what I think of as the getaway car. I enjoy imagining an elderly gent or lady switching off Fox News, risi...

Updated : 2015.01.29 20:52

Reilly writes action-packed ‘Great Zoo of China’

The Great Zoo of ChinaBy Matthew Reilly (Gallery)Matthew Reilly takes elements from Michael Crichton’s classic “Jurassic Park” and gives them a high fantasy spin in his latest action masterpiece, ...

Updated : 2015.01.29 20:49

Sports guy Greenberg hits home run with latest novel

My Father’s WivesBy Mike Greenberg (William Morrow)Mike Greenberg knows sports. And talking about them. One-half of the long-running and ever-popular “Mike & Mike” national sports radio show, Gree...

Updated : 2015.01.29 20:47

Choi reveals her 10 life principles in new book

 People often ask me how to be successful, says Choi Jung-wha, the president of Corea Image Communication Institute. But she admits that she doesn’t really like the term “success.”“Success is a r...

Updated : 2015.01.29 18:29