Hwang Sok-yong hoping to win Booker Int'l Prize

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Novelist Hwang Sok-yong speaks during a press conference in Seoul on April 17, 2024, to promote "Mater 2-10," his latest novel, which was shortlisted for the 2024 International Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world. (Yonhap)

SEOUL, April 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korean novelist Hwang Sok-yong on Wednesday unveiled his desire for global recognition for his efforts in depicting the struggles of working-class Koreans in "Mate