John Sweeney is a reporter for BBC Panorama. Before joining the BBC in 2001, Sweeney worked for twelve years at The Observer. He has helped free seven innocent people falsely convicted for killing their babies and given evidence against six war criminals in The Hague. Over the course of his career John has won one Emmy, two Royal Television Society prizes, one Sony Gold award, the What The Papers Say Journalist of The Year Prize, an Amnesty International prize and the Paul Foot Award. He is the author of eight books.
Award-winning author, journalist, and BBC documentarian Sweeney reports on his eight-day trip to North Korea while posing as a London School of Economics student.
In a carefully footnoted and documented work, Sweeney has done his homework in this account of his strange and troubling visit inside North Korea.
This is a chilling book, but a timely one, written with both humour and compassion. Buy it, read it, and discuss it.
Sweeney's book is a spark in the dark of North Korea.
An explosive and entertaining inside look at North Korea. Sweeney spins off from the physical places into zany yet tragic stories about North Korea's rulers and the bizarre complacency of the country's people. An investigative must-read.