11 May 2014

Jang Jin-sung - Secrets of North Korea

From Sunday Morning, 10:06 am on 11 May 2014

Jang Jin SungJang Jin-sung defected after having served as a counter-intelligence officer, and poet laureate, for North Korea’s former dictator Kim Jong-il. In his memoir Dear Leader he gives insights into the workings of one of the world’s most oppressive regimes, and he talks to Wallace about the fate of his country, and what drove him to reveal its secrets. Publication of Jang Jin-sung's book Dear Leader (Random House) coincides with an appearance at the Auckland Writers Festival in May 2014.