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'Almond' by Sohn Won-pyung sells 1 mln copies

All News 11:49 May 17, 2022

SEOUL, May 17 (Yonhap) -- The Korean coming-of-age novel "Almond," written by Sohn Won-pyung, has sold 1 million copies five years after its release, the book's publisher said Tuesday.

Changbi Publishers said it has issued a special edition of "Almond," which was first published in 2017, to celebrate the book passing the million marker.

The special edition has a new front page and includes Sohn's message to readers.

"Almond" is about a boy who doesn't feel emotions, like fear or anger. It has been translated into 20 different languages, and adapted into a stage musical and play.

It won an annual award given by Japanese bookstores in the translated novel category in 2020, becoming the first Asian fiction novel to receive the prize.

This image provided by Changbi Publishers shows the front page of the special edition of "Almond," a novel by Sohn Won-pyung. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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