Mr. Blaine Harden is the recent author of the international bestseller Escape from Camp 14. He is currently working on a second book about North Korea and contributes to Foreign Policy, PBS Frontline, and The Economist. Previously, Mr. Harden worked for The Washington Post as a correspondent in Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia, as well as in New York and Seattle. He was also a national correspondent for The New York Times and writer for the Times Magazine. He is the author of A River Lost and Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent. His awards for journalism include the Ernie Pyle Award, the American Society of Newspaper Editors Award, and the Livingston Award for International Reporting.