February 08, 2023

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Greg Noone

Greg Noone is a journalist based in London. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, New York magazine, and The LEAF Review.

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“Friend”: Paek Nam Nyong and the long search for a decent North Korean novel

“Friend”: Paek Nam Nyong and the long search for a decent North Korean novel

Pyongyang's literary output has long been seen as stilted and doctrinaire. Could a new translation change that?

“Friend”: Paek Nam Nyong and the long search for a decent North Korean novel
Greg Noone
Greg Noone March 25, 2020
Surveying “The Red Years”: making sense of Bandi

Surveying “The Red Years”: making sense of Bandi

Questions linger about authenticity, but the samizdat poet paints a vivid picture of N. Korean life

Surveying “The Red Years”: making sense of Bandi
Greg Noone
Greg Noone September 20, 2019
The North Korean radio you can never turn off: fact or fiction?

The North Korean radio you can never turn off: fact or fiction?

Rumors have persisted for years, but how true they are remains up for debate

The North Korean radio you can never turn off: fact or fiction?
Greg Noone
Greg Noone June 7, 2019
On the hunt for North Korea’s last Siberian tigers

On the hunt for North Korea’s last Siberian tigers

The researchers - both international and Korean - behind the search for the elusive big cat

On the hunt for North Korea’s last Siberian tigers
Greg Noone
Greg Noone January 19, 2018
Morning Chorus: Pyongyang’s 6 am wake up call

Morning Chorus: Pyongyang’s 6 am wake up call

Why does an eerie electronic ballad play across North Korea’s capital every morning?

Morning Chorus: Pyongyang’s 6 am wake up call
Greg Noone
Greg Noone July 28, 2017