Han Kang

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Han Kang (Korean: 한강; born November 27, 1970) is a South Korean writer. She won the Man Booker International Prize for fiction in 2016 for The Vegetarian, a novel which deals with a woman’s decision to stop eating meat and its devastating consequences. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Han Kang has received more than 264,270 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Han Kang is the 4,803rd most popular writer (down from 4,240th in 2019), the 242nd most popular biography from South Korea (down from 131st in 2019) and the 8th most popular South Korean Writer.

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  • 260k

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  • 56.89

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.90

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.38

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Han Kang ranks 4,803 out of 5,794Before her are Charles Simic, José Eduardo Agualusa, Paddy Chayefsky, Nicholas Meyer, Bart D. Ehrman, and Robert Menasse. After her are György Bessenyei, José Hierro, Axel Merckx, Duygu Asena, John Marston, and Bess Meredyth.

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Among people born in 1970, Han Kang ranks 194Before her are DMX, Abraham Olano, Bellamy Young, Dmitri Radchenko, David Benioff, and Evgeni Berzin. After her are Adam Goldberg, Yuriy Nikiforov, Masahiro Sakurai, Predrag Danilović, Gauri Khan, and Bryan Roy.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Han Kang ranks 242 out of 774Before her are Kim Jong-kook (1976), Uhm Jung-hwa (1969), Lee Seung-gi (1987), Song Ji-hyo (1981), Sulli (1994), and Ju Ji-hoon (1982). After her are Jee Yong-ju (1948), Kim Jae-joong (1986), Jee Seok-jin (1966), Taeyeon (1989), Oh Eun-sun (1966), and Ha-Joon Chang (1963).

Among WRITERS In South Korea

Among writers born in South Korea, Han Kang ranks 8Before her are Ko Un (1933), Yu Kil-chun (1856), Heo Nanseolheon (1563), Na Hye-sok (1896), Uhwudong (1430), and Yun Seondo (1587). After her are Shin Kyung-sook (1963).