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Adam Johnson: The Orphan Master’s Son
Friday, May 23 2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Adam Johnson, Julian Morrow (facilitator)
In this epic, Pulitzer Prize-winning tour de force, Adam Johnson provides a riveting portrait of a world that has been hidden from view: North Korea. Out of hunger, corruption and casual cruelty, Pak Jun Do journeys through icy waters, dark tunnels and eerie spy chambers to find camaraderie, stolen moments of beauty and love. Adam Johnson speaks to Julian Morrow about the towering literary achievement that is The Orphan Master’s Son.
Supported by The University of Sydney.
Adam Johnson (International)
Adam Johnson is the author of The Orphan Master’s Son, which won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A recipient of the Whiting Writers' Award, his work has appeared in Esquire, Harper's, The Paris Review, Playboy, Tin House and The Best American Short Stories. He is also the author of Emporium, a short story collection, and the novel Parasites Like Us, which won a California Book Award. His books have been translated into 23 languages. Adam teaches creative writing at Stanford University.
Julian Morrow is a co-founder of The Chaser, a satirical media empire which rivals Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp in all fields except power, influence, popularity and profitability. He spends one day a week experimenting with being boring and middle-aged as host of the Friday edition of RN Drive and regularly resents the ABC consumer affairs show The Checkout.