Defector Stories

It’s long been clear that these defectors’ tales link up, reference and corroborate each other, creating an undeniable picture of fear, starvation, brutality, and repression. Two such books are The Aquariums of Pyongyang and Nothing to Envy, which remain as arguably the two best defector books that you can read.

Interview with Lonely Planet Korea Author Rob Whyte

Anyone who travels and writes has at some point thought about being a travel writer. For most of us, that dream remains confined to...

Editor’s Picks: Four Books on North Korea

Book review Pyongyang:  A Journey in North Korea, by Guy Delisle The Orphan Master’s Son, by Adam Johnson The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves, and Why It...

Suki Kim’s Warped Tour

  Book Review Without You There Is No Us, by Suki Kim Suki Kim’s excellent new memoir Without You, There Is No Us: My Year with the...
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