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Whenever I visit Korea she [Kang] buys me lunch and takes me to a gallery. As if all this wasnt enough, she has incredible respect for translation as a creative, artistic practice - she insists that each English version is our book, offered to share her fees with me when she found out I wasnt getting paid for translating her publicity stuff, always asks the editor to credit me, and does so herself whenever shes interviewed. Too good to be true.
— Deborah Smith —

Yes, I am aware of the enticements required to obtain them," Kang replied with distaste. "I believe the Russians could teach the West a thing or two about capitalistic extortion.

— Clive Cussler

What you're saying is a person whoever has a piece of paper can get a job to teach someone else to get a piece of paper, and it's those who have a piece of paper which say whether those who wish to have a piece of paper can have a piece of paper, and then those who received a piece of paper from those who have a piece of paper can either go on to higher employment or continue to teach other people who wish to have a piece of paper ... (Kang Dee, dolphin, talking about degrees)

— Dani J. Caile

Possibly the best thing about the whole experience is that Kang and I are now really good friends. It's as much of a pleasure and privilege to know her as a person as it is to translate her work. She's been over for two UK publicity tours, which means lots of time to chat on trains etc., and she was hear all last summer for a writer's residency in Norwich, where I got to meet her son too.

— Deborah Smith

Whenever I visit Korea she [Kang] buys me lunch and takes me to a gallery. As if all this wasn't enough, she has incredible respect for translation as a creative, artistic practice - she insists that each English version is 'our book', offered to share her fees with me when she found out I wasn't getting paid for translating her publicity stuff, always asks the editor to credit me, and does so herself whenever she's interviewed. Too good to be true.

— Deborah Smith

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