What’s Next For The Korean Peninsula?
A Conversation with Suki Kim, Author & Journalist
After the Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore, signs are pointing to another meeting between the two leaders as the leaders’ “agreement” appears to be faltering. What happened behind the scenes at the last summit, and what will happen between Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un that might even overtake developments between Washington and Pyongyang? New York Times bestselling author, contributing editor to The New Republic and 2019 New America fellow Suki Kim offers her take.
Suki Kim is a South Korean born, American investigative journalist, a novelist, and the only writer ever to have lived undercover in North Korea for immersive journalism. She is the author of The New York Times best-seller Without You, There Is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korean Elite, a literary, investigative documentation of North Korea’s most important recent history. Kim has traveled to North Korea since 2002, witnessing both Kim Jong-Il’s 60th Birthday Celebration and his death at age 69. Her first novel, The Interpreter, was the winner of a PEN Open Book Award and a finalist for a PEN Hemingway Prize, and her articles and essays regularly appear in The New York Times, Washington Post, Harper’s, and The New Republic, where she is a contributing editor Kim has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship, a George Soros’s Open Society fellowship, a Fulbright senior research grant, and a Ferris fellowship in journalism at Princeton University. She is a 2019 New America fellow, and her most recent essay on fear for Lapham’s Quarterly appears in Best American Essays 2018.
Speaker: Suki Kim,Author & Journalist
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