Adam Johnson Reads From His Novel, ‘The Orphan Master’s Son’
The death last month of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il and the naming of his son as successor briefly opened a small window on that secretive and repressive nation, but so much remains unknown and unseen.
One way in is a new work of fiction receiving much acclaim titled “The Orphan Master’s Son.” Its author is Adam Johnson, who teaches creative writing at Stanford University. I spoke to him on Monday’s NewsHour about his book. You can watch that conversation here. Below he reads an excerpt: