Discipline: Literature – fiction, Literature – nonfiction

Suki Kim

Discipline: Literature – fiction, Literature – nonfiction
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2010, 2019

Suki Kim is the author of The New York Times best-seller Without You, There Is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea’s Elite. She is the only writer ever to have lived undercover in North Korea for immersive investigative journalism.

Both a novelist and an investigative journalist; her novel was awarded a PEN Open Book Award, shortlisted for a PEN Hemingway Prize, and her nonfiction has appeared in many publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, Harper’s, and New Republic, where she is a contributing editor. She is a winner of the 2019 Berlin Prize.

Portrait by Ed Kashi VII



Suki Kim worked in the Sprague-Smith studio.

In January of 1976, the original Sprague-Smith Studio — built in 1915–1916 and funded by music students of Mrs. Charles Sprague-Smith of the Veltin School — was destroyed by fire. Redesigned by William Gnade, Sr., a Peterborough builder, the fieldstone structure was rebuilt the same year from the foundation up, reusing the original fieldstone. A few…

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