The Read Smart Podcast: Winner of Winners Shortlist – Barbara Demick



The latest episode of The Read Smart Podcast kicks off the first of the special Winners of Winners episodes, in which each of the shortlisted authors will be interviewed.

This week, host Razia Iqbal will be speaking to Barbara Demick, who won the Prize in 2010 with Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea. In the book, Demick weaves together the stories of resilience between six residents of Chongin, North Korea’s third-largest city. Through extensive interviews and investigative work, Barbara Demick recreates the culture and concerns of North Korean citizens within this extraordinarily secret country.

The winner of the award will be announced on Thursday 27 April at an event held at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

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