D.B. John


D.B. John has lived in South Korea and is one of the few Westerners to have visited North Korea. He co-authored The Girl With Seven Names, Hyeonseo Lee’s New York Times bestselling memoir about her escape from North Korea.


Autobiography for Quais du Polar

D. B. John is drawn to dark places. He has walked the unlit streets of North Korea, felt the chill of a Gestapo torture cell, and has sat on Stalin’s personal toilet. Perhaps not surprisingly, he has met some very shady characters along the way…


Favorite “noir”

livre : A Corpse in the Koryo, James Church, a detective thriller set North Korea, the first of the Inspector O series.

film : Gaslight, George Cukor, a film that gave its name to a psychopathic disorder, gaslighting.

auteur : Graham Greene