Author(s): Simon Winchester
In 1988 Simon Winchester, author of The Surgeon of Crowthorne and The Map that Changed the World, set out on foot to discover the Republic of Korea. He wanted to put the record straight about this bustling South-East Asian country about which so little was written but which so many people thought they already knew. What he found was a striking and diverse country that had thrown off the legacy of war. Written in the engaging, informed and often humorous style that has won him millions of fans worldwide, this edition of Korea, with a new introduction, is a treasury of fascinating and informed insight on the culture, people, language, history and politics of this little-known country.
Simon Winchester was born and educated in England, has lived in Africa, India and Asia, and now divides his time between the US and Scotland. Having reported from almost everywhere during an award-winning twenty-year career as a Guardian foreign correspondent, he is currently the Asia-Pacific editor for Conde Nast Traveler and contributes to a number of American magazines, as well as to the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator and the BBC.