LONDON (Web Desk) – South Korean author Han Kang’s ‘The Vegetarian’ won the Man Booker International Prize on Tuesday.

Han Kang, 45, a successful author and creative writing teacher in South Korea, is likely to enjoy a spike in international sales following his win for “The Vegetarian”.

She was the first South Korean to win the prize.

Described as “lyrical and lacerating” by chairman of the judges Boyd Tonkin, the tale traces the story of an ordinary woman’s rejection of convention from three different perspectives.

It was picked unanimously by the panel of five judges, beating six other novels including “The Story of the Lost Child” by Italian sensation Elena Ferrante and “A Strangeness in My Mind” by Turkey’s Orhan Pamuk.