Human Nature

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Han Kang, Korean author of the recently translated The Vegetarian, takes on humanity “from the sublime to the brutal.” In an in-depth interview at The White Review, she explores the “(im)possibility of innocence,” and the “gestures of refusal,” that run through her books.


Kirstin Allio is currently a Howard Foundation Fellow at Brown University. Her story collection, Clothed, Female Figure comes out with Dzanc in 2016. Her novel, Garner (Coffee House), was a finalist for the LA Times Book Award for First Fiction. She has received the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” Award, a PEN/O. Henry Prize, and has published many short stories, poems, and essays. More from this author →