Booker triumph ushers in new era for South Korean writers

May 17, 2016

Booker triumph ushers in new era for South Korean writers

South Korean writer Han Kang’s Booker Prize marks a major victory for a decade-long effort to drag one of Asia’s oldest but, until recently, least-known literary traditions into the global market. Literary merits aside, the success of Han’s novel “The Vegetarian” was aided by ...

Queen and British prime minister make double diplomatic gaffes

May 11, 2016

Queen and British prime minister make double diplomatic gaffes

British Prime Minister David Cameron called Nigeria and Afghanistan “possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world” in inadvertently public remarks Tuesday, as Queen Elizabeth II was caught making her own gaffe about a “rude” Chinese delegation. Cameron was filmed making the remarks ...