Swedish Non-fiction: Bärtås & Ekman

ALL MONSTERs MUST DIE: A EXCURSION TO NORTH KOREA BY MAGNUS BÄRTÅS AND FREDRIK EKMAN (HOUSE OF ANANSI, 2015)
IN 1978, NORTH KOREA CELEBRATES THE THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS FOUNDING, AND KIM JONG-IL, WHO AT THE TIME IS THE HEAD OF THE PROPAGANDA AND AGITATION DEPARTMENT, ORDERS THE KIDNAPPING OF THE GREATEST SOUTH KOREAN MOVIE STAR, THE ACTRESS MADAME CHOI, AND HER EX-HUSBAND, THE FAMOUS FILM DIRECTOR SHIN SANG-OK.
IN 2008, NORTH KOREA CELEBRATES ITS SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY, AND MAGNUS BÄRTÅS AND FREDRIK EKMAN TAKE A BIZARRE, HEAVILY GUIDED TOUR TO THE WORLD’S MOST ISOLATED COUNTRY.
READ AN EXCERPT AT THE LITERARY HUB.
“FULLY ABSORBING AND SUCCESSFUL” PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW)
“THE TRANSLATION WAS FANTASTIC” THROWN BOOKS
“AS THE VISITORS VENTURE FARTHER AND FARTHER NORTH, THE BOOK GROWS MORE FASCINATING, THE TRIP MORE BIZARRE, THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE TOUR GROUP ODDER AND ODDER, THE TOUR GUIDES MORE BELEAGUERED” MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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