At Poetry Parnassus.
Jang Jin-sung is a North Korean defector, and...
I once offered to cut off my arm in exchange for a tour of an illegal noodle-making operation.
I reached this peak of desperation in 2007 while on assignment in the southern port of Xiamen, where I was trying to capture the clandestine nature of China’s countless unregulated manufacturers.
Here are some of our previously published book reviews:
The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura, reviewed by Kelly Falconer
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng - reviewed by Kathleen Hwang
Orphan of Islam by Alexander Khan, reviewed by Ysabelle Cheung
When All the Lights are Stripped Away by Sunil Nair, reviewed by Kelly Falconer
Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden, reviewed by James E. Hoare
All Woman and Springtime by B. W. Jones, reviewed by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore
The Old Garden by Hwang Sok-yong, reviewed by Lucia Sehui Kim
The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
The Last Kestrel by Jill McGivering, reviewed by Michael Hoffman
For more, visit the Non-fiction section of our Archive.