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Suki Kim

Suki Kim

Award-Winning Author & Investigative Journalist

Suki Kim is a novelist, investigative journalist, and the only writer ever to go live undercover in North Korea to investigate and write a book from the inside. Since 2002, she has traveled to North Korea, witnessing both Kim Jong-il’s 60th birthday celebrations as well as his death at age 69 in 2011. Her best-selling book of investigative literary nonfiction, “Without You, There Is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korean Elite,” sheds a new light on the understanding of the North Korean society. Kim’s first novel, “The Interpreter,” was a finalist for a PEN Hemingway Prize, and her nonfiction has appeared in New York Times, New York Review of Books, Washington Post, Slate, and The New Republic, where she is a contributing editor. A recipient of a Guggenheim, a Fulbright, and a George Soros Foundation’s Open Society fellowship, Kim has been featured on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria’s GPS, Amanpour on PBS, and The Daily Show.