According to his website, it is the story of Shin Dong-hyuk, the only person born in a North Korean prison camp to escape to the West. It was the subject of a segment on 60 Minutes and has been translated into 24 languages.
It won the 2112 Grand Prix de la Biographie Politique, a French literary award.
He is working on a second book about North Korea and contributes to Foreign Policy, PBS Frontline and The Economist.
Harden worked for The Washington Post as a correspondent in Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia, as well as in New York and Seattle. He was also a national correspondent for The New York Times and writer for the Times Magazine.
He lives in Seattle with his wife Jessica and their two children, Lucinda and Arno.
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