Suki Kim

Author, Without You, There Is No Us


Suki Kim is the author of a New York Times bestselling investigative memoir, Without You, There Is No Us, My Time with the Sons of North Korean Elite. Her first novel, The Interpreter, was a finalist for a PEN Hemingway Prize. Since 2002, she has travelled to North Korea as a writer, witnessing both Kim Jong-il’s 60th Birthday celebrations as well as his death at age 69.  Her essays and articles have appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, and the New York Review of Books. She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim, a Fulbright, and an Open Society fellowship. Born and raised in Seoul, she lives in New York.

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