Not All Nonfiction by Women is ‘Eat, Pray, Love’
Suki Kim’s not going to take it. She went undercover as an English teacher in the Hermit Kingdom for her best-selling Without You, There Is No Us: My Time With the Sons of North Korea’s Elite. But publishers labeled the book a “memoir” to win more readers — and just like that, her years of dangerous work were dismissed. The genre, she writes, led to her reporting being questioned and ignored — and to her, it’s evidence that publishing and journalism’s racial and gender biases still need correcting.