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Nuclear Blues • Bradley K. Martin

Why switch from writing non-fiction to fiction, especially when you’ve spent decades working as a journalist and your last book was Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader, the acclaimed 2006 portrait of North Korea’s dictators Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il? One advantage of fiction is that it is […]

By |June 11th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Author Interview: Young Chun

Young Chun is the author of the superb The Accidental Citizen-Soldier: The Story of an American in the Korean Army. Although an American citizen born and raised in the United States, while teaching English in South Korea, he unexpectedly discovered he was a Korean citizen (by virtue of having been born […]

By |April 10th, 2018|Author interviews|0 Comments

The Accidental Citizen-Soldier: The Story of an American in the Korean Army • Young Chun

For many of us expats, a trip to the immigration office can be stressful. Apart from the hassle of paperwork, there’s always the possibility of some nasty little surprise – a new regulation, a bureaucratic screw-up, an obscure regulation unknowingly violated – which results in you rushing off to get […]

By |April 4th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Author Interview: Donald N. Clark

Donald N. Clark, a leading figure in Korean Studies, is that rare breed of academic able to write broadly, write well, and for the general public. His books include Christianity in Modern Korea, Korea in World History, and Living Dangerously in Korea: The Western Experience 1900-1950. Although recently retired from teaching at Trinity University […]

By |October 27th, 2017|Author interviews|0 Comments

Author Interview: Chris Tharp

American Chris Tharp has called Busan, South Korea home for over a decade. He is the author of  Dispatches from the Peninsula: Six Years in South Korea and The Worst Motorcycle in Laos: Rough Travels in Asia. Both books are published by Signal 8 Press.

How did you end up living in […]

By |April 26th, 2016|Author interviews|0 Comments

Korea: A Walk Through the Land of Miracles • Simon Winchester

A poor man’s Marco Polo, Hendrick Hamel was the first European to write a detailed account of Korea. The twenty-two-year-old bookkeeper was serving aboard the Dutch East India Company’s Sperwer (Sparrowhawk) as it set sail on July 30, 1653, from the Dutch settlement of Anping, Formosa. Laden with a cargo […]

By |November 7th, 2015|Reviews|0 Comments