Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

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.

Adam will be taking part in the following event:

Adam Johnson: The Orphan Master’s Son
Thursday 22nd May
Sydney Theatre, Walsh Bay (900 pax)

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.

Price: $25/$20
Bookings: (02) 9250 1988 or visit: Tickets available here