Suki Kim

investigative journalist, best-selling author

Suki Kim is a South Korean-born, American investigative journalist, a novelist, and the only writer ever to go live undercover in North Korea. Kim has traveled to North Korea since 2002, witnessing both Kim Jong-Il’s 60th Birthday Celebration and his death at age 69. Her six months in Pyongyang in 2011, living with the future leaders of North Korea, gave her unprecedented insights into the country’s current state. Kim’s New York Times bestselling literary nonfiction Without You, There Is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea’s Elite sheds new light on a place that has been, for the past 70 years, completely shrouded from the eyes of the world. Her first novel, The Interpreter, was a finalist for a PEN Hemingway Prize, and her articles and essays regularly appear in New York Times, Harper’s, Washington Post and The New Republic, where she is a contributing editor. Kim has been featured on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria’s Show and Christiane Amanpour Show and Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show. Her 2015 TED Talk has since drawn millions of viewers online.

October 20, 2017
Embedded: From Cinema Verité to Immersive Journalism
National Union Building
10:30 am  -  11:45 pm