We are pleased to share that two Scribe books have made their way onto the NPR’s 2023 “Books We Love” list!
Birth Canalby Dias Novita Wuri was described by book critic Thúy Ðinh, as a “compact yet far-reaching novel endeavors to make visible both the female body and the structure of storytelling by using the idea of the birth canal as a site of conflicts and thwarted possibilities. ... In exploring women’s sexuality, mental health, reproductive choice and domestic violence, this gifted Indonesian author deftly explores topics that impact women in a Muslim-majority country.”
Mater 2–10by Hwang Sok-yong (trans. Sora Kim-Russell and Youngjae Josephine Bae) was commended by book critic and author Leland Cheuk, who wrote that “the Nobel Prize in literature almost always goes to a European, but for the next one that’s awarded to a non-European, I’m rooting for Hwang Sok-yong, perhaps South Korea’s most renowned author.”
If you’re looking for your own favourite book of 2023, why not try one of these?
Dias Novita Wuri was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 1989. She graduated…