17 May 2016

Han Kang's 'The Vegetarian' wins Man Booker fiction prize

Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International prize for fiction Han Kang speaks to the media after winning the award for her book 'The Vegetarian' after the award ceremony in London, Tuesday, May, 16, 2016.
South Korean author Han Kang won the Man Booker International Prize for fiction Monday with "The Vegetarian," an unsettling novel in which a woman's decision to stop eating meat has devastating consequences.
Han beat literary stars including elusive Italian author Elena Ferrante and Turkish Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk for the 50,000-pound ($72,000) prize, awarded during a ceremony at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.