Yeonmi Park is a North Korean defector and human rights activist. She escaped the brutal Kim dictatorship as a teenager only to fall victim to sex trafficking in China, before escaping to South Korea by walking across the Gobi Desert. Eventually making her way to America, where she is now a citizen, Park has dedicated her life to bringing attention to the horrors and atrocities taking place in her home country and in China. Park is also the author of the international bestseller In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom. She is a graduate of Columbia University and lives in Chicago, Illinois.
“I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea.” - Yeonmi Park
'One of the most harrowing stories I have ever heard - and one of the most inspiring.' - The Bookseller