Suki Kim


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Nationality: Korean-American

Suki Kim is a novelist and an investigative journalist and the only writer ever to go live undercover in North Korea. Born and raised in South Korea, Kim is the author of a New York Times bestselling investigative literary nonfiction, Without You, There Is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea’s Elite. Her first novel, The Interpreter, was a finalist for a PEN Hemingway Prize, and her nonfiction has appeared in New York Times, Harper’s, New York Review of Books, and The New Republic.

Supported by Embassy of the United States

Suki Kim adalah novelis dan jurnalis investigasi satu-satunya yang pernah hidup dalam penyamaran di Korea Utara. Lahir dan dibesarkan di Korea Selatan, Kim kini adalah penulis buku investigasi non-fiksi, Without You, There Is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea’s Elite. Novel pertamanya, The Interpreter, menjadi finalis untuk penghargaan PEN Hemingway Prize, dan karya non-fiksi Kim telah terbit di New York Time, Harper’s, New York Review of Books, dan The New Republic.

Didukung oleh Embassy of the United States.

Appearing In

Suki Kim: Undercover in North Korea

In 2011, investigative journalist Suki Kim went undercover in North Korea. Posing as a missionary and a teacher, she taught English to the 19-year-old sons of North Korea’s ruling class. …


Making America Great Again?

A rapid-fire war of words, ideas and party lines: the US election sends voters to the polls a week after the Festival ends. Our writers debate the controversies, calamities, and …


Special Event: Look Who’s Coming to Lunch

Nab your reservation to Ubud’s highly-lauded, hot-ticket restaurant, Locavore. An intimate lunch, with an unforgettable degustation, this is an imagination-meets-fine-dining mash-up, where foodie dreams collide with the fine minds of …


Satellite Event: JAKARTA | Women, State Conflicts, and Writing

Join two powerful women writers using their work to highlight the human stories at the heart of state-level conflicts. Suki Kim posed as teacher to go undercover in North Korea, …


Satellite Event: MEDAN | Undercover in North Korea

Born and raised in South Korea, American novelist and investigative journalist Suki Kim is the only writer to have lived undercover in North Korea. Posing as a teacher she worked with …