'These stories, very effectively told here in all their human detail, are immensely touching' --Daily Mail
'This remarkable book confirms our fears but does much more ... Barbara Demick is a reporter of impressive tenacity and thoroughness' --The Times
`This compelling book is a worthy winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson prize' --Guardian
`I've never read anything quite like it ... Demick has unearthed some heartbreaking human stories' --Evening Standard
'This book reads with the emotional intensity of fiction, yet it rigorously trails the realities of ordinary people'
'Her prize-winning book - updated after the succession to power of the young dictator, Kim Jong-Un - tells the harrowing stories of six people and their sufferings in Chongjin. A must read' --Paperback review, Daily Mail
About the Author
Barbara Demick has worked as a staff reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, covering Wall Street and the presidential elections, among other assignments. Her coverage of the war in Sarajevo won the George Polk Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting. She is now a foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, where she has reported from the Middle East and South Korea. She is currently based in Beijing.