From the International Booker Prize-winning author of The Vegetarian
By turns love letter to and critique of language itself, Greek Lessons is a brief yet, in its concision and finesse, lapidary work . . . one of Han's most intimate works * Financial Times * In Greek Lessons Kang reaches beyond the usual senses to translate the unspeakable . . . Han Kang turns the well-worn idea of the mind-body disconnect into something fresh and substantial * Los Angeles Times * This novel is a celebration of the ineffable trust to be found in sharing language . . . [Han] is an astute chronicler of unusual, insubordinate women * The New York Times * Han Kang is a writer like no other. In a few lines, she seems to traverse the entirety of human experience -- Katie Kitamura Han Kang's vivid and at times violent storytelling will wake up even the most jaded of literary palates * Independent * An elliptical, enigmatic book . . . Han's style creates mystery * The Economist * Han Kang's hypnotic Greek Lessons probes the limits of language * The Straits Times * Han Kang is what most writers spend their lives trying to be: a fearless, unsentimental teller of human truths . . . Han Kang is a genius -- Lisa McInerney, author of The Glorious Heresies Another stunning gem: quiet, sharply faceted, and devastating * Kirkus *
Han Kang was born in 1970 in South Korea. In 1993 she made her literary debut as a poet and was first published as novelist in 1994. Han Kang won the Man Booker International Prize for The Vegetarian and was shortlisted for The White Book, alongside her translator, Deborah Smith. Han has also won the Yi Sang Literary Prize, the Today's Young Artist Award and the Manhae Literary Prize. She taught in the department of creative writing at the Seoul Institute of the Arts for eleven years before leaving in 2018 to focus on writing.