May 17, 2022

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Author of book on North Korea’s founding addresses Shin controversy

Author emphasizes efforts to make updated version of Shin story available, plus trauma's effect on memory

Author Blaine Harden tackles North Korea in his latest book, The Great Leader and The Fighter Pilot, but it was his previous one that established him as one of the most prominent voices on the country.

Escape from Camp 14, recounting Shin Dong-hyuk’s harrowing tale of escaping one of the country’s most notorious prison camps, became an international bestseller and was translated into more than 27 languages.