Photography © Janie Airey

Photography © Janie Airey

Han Kang

Han Kang is the author of the global literary phenomenon The Vegetarian. It was published in English by Portobello Books in 2015 and won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. She is also the author of Human Acts (Portobello Books, 2016) and several other books of fiction, short stories and poetry. Her work has been translated into 20 languages. Read an interview with her in the White Review.

Deborah Smith

Deborah Smith's translations from Korean into English include two novels by Han Kang, The Vegetarian and Human Acts, and two by Bae Suah, A Greater Music and Recitation. She is the founder of Tilted Axis Press and a champion of translated literature. Read an interview with her in PORT magazine.