"Dear Reading: Literature and Censorship in North Korea"
Mon Apr 14
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Time Out says
Posted: Wed Apr 2 2014
After cowriting books with offbeat celebs like nine-time Ultimate Fighting Champion Matt Hughes, comedian D.L. Hughey and singer Bret Michaels, Michael Malice focuses his ghostwriting chops on a less likely subject: the late Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jong Il. Drawing from books spirited out of Pyongyang during the “Dear Leader’s” reign, Malice's Kickstarter-backed Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il poses as a first-person account of the cultish leader’s life. Tonight Malice joins Cole Stryker, author of Hacking the Future: Privacy, Identity and Anonymity on the Web, for a discussion on information networks, literature and censorship in North Korea.