Publisher seeks 'understanding' of facts in North Korea book
NEW YORK (AP) -
The publisher of an authorized best-seller about North Korean defector and human rights activist Shin Dong-hyuk, who has retracted substantial parts of his story, said that it is anxious for an "accurate understanding" of the facts.
Penguin Books publicity director Louise Braverman said in a statement Sunday that the publisher was consulting with Blaine Harden, whose "Escape from Camp 14" came out in 2012. Braverman said that Viking had been "apprised" some facts were in dispute.
According to Harden, a former Washington Post reporter, Shin has acknowledged to him that he changed some key details and had apologized. Harden wrote on his website over the weekend that he had reached out to Shin and wanted to know why he had been misled.