Korean author wins International Booker Prize

The Vegetarian, a novel about a woman who “wants to reject human brutality” and gives up eating meat, has won the 2016 Man Booker International Prize.
The book was translated by Deborah Smith, who only started teaching herself Korean in 2010.
Judging panel chairman Boyd Tonkin said South Korean author Han Kang’s work was “unforgettably powerful and original”.
The writer and her British translator will split the award’s £50,000 prize money.