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The Orphan Master’s Son: A Fiction Reading with Adam Johnson, Introduction by Zadie Smith

Adam Johnson’s critically-acclaimed novel The Orphan Master’s Son (Random House, 2012) offers a portrait of a nation often misunderstood—North Korea. Johnson’s tale of his protagonist’s epic journey from a work camp for orphans to the military where he leads kidnapping missions has, according to the Washington Post, “an impact you could never achieve with a thousand newspaper stories” in capturing the complexity of the lived experiences of North Koreans. He will be introduced by White Teeth author and NYU Creative Writing Program senior faculty member Zadie Smith.

Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.


Organizer: NYU Creative Writing Program
Venue: NYU Creative Writing Program, Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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