[theqoo] “KIM JI YOUNG, BORN 1982” BECOMES THE BEST SELLING KOREAN LITERATURE OVERSEAS

T/N: For those who want a quick summary of the plot, here’s the movie recap)
According to the results of a survey on the sales status of Korean literature published overseas between 2016 and 2020 by the LTI Korea on the 18th, ‘Kim Ji-young, Born 1982’ sold more than 300,000 copies in 10 languages ​​during this period. In particular, in Japan, since its publication in 2018, it has sold more than 200,000 copies and has established itself as a steady seller.
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Overseas publications and sales of Korean literature have been steadily increasing.
With the support of translators, the number of Korean literature published abroad increased from 127 in 2017 to 186 last year. If you add the support from the Daesan Cultural Foundation, a private foundation, more than 200 types are published abroad a year.
The number of cases in which works that became bestsellers or steady sellers in a specific country, such as ‘Kim Ji-young Born in 1982’ or ‘Almond’, are being published in multiple languages ​​are increasing.
The Korean translation company explained that this trend shows that Korean literature is establishing itself by proving its independent competitiveness in the global market.
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1. The most important thing about this book is that we need to put an end to all the incels who were in frenzy because of the book.
2. We need to show the dumb commentors the reality of this book~ I hope that more books like this get released in the future
3. A foreigner I know reached out to me about this book. Personally, I didn’t read this book because of the painful societal issues. So I just talked to them about it normally. And turns out, they watched the movie and even read the book and were impressed
4. At this point, the sales are really steadyㅋㅋㅋ it’s a worldwide literatureㅠㅠ
5. The kids who are always making a fuss about this book are the ones who’ve never read it ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
6. Good~~~!
7. People overseas probably found relatable parts too. There’s no way it would sell this well if they couldn’t understand us
8. There’s a reason why so many people are reading it…ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
9. Even when they see the results with their own eyes, they decide to shut their eyes and ears
10. Oh me too. I was talking about this book in real life and there was a man who mocked me and it made me feel f*cking sh*tty. I wasn’t even interested in him, when I see people like him, I feel repulsed.. ^^
11. The kids who ran to leave comments just from the sight of this book’s title are pitiful ㅠㅠ are you guys this jobless?
12. I’m so excited. Books like this one should to be read a lot