Blaine Harden Headshot
Report a problem with this profile
[email protected]

Blaine Harden    

Author & Journalist Known for "Escape From Camp 14"

Blaine Harden is an American journalist and author.

Harden worked for 28 years for The Washington Post as a correspondent in Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia, as well as in New York and Seattle. As well, he worked for 4 years as a local and national correspondent for The New York Times and a writer for the Times Magazine. He has also worked as a reporter for Frontline, The Economist, Foreign Policy, National Geographic and The Guardian.

Harden's debut book was in 1990, called Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent. His second book, titled *A River Lost * about the damming of the wild Columbia River and its ecological consequences. Harden and his book are featured in the PBS American Experience program titled Grand Coulee Dam, about the Grand Coulee Dam.

Harden is known as biographer, his book= Escape from Camp 14 is an official biography of North Korean defector Shin Dong-hyuk, while his book The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot * is a dual biography of Kim Il-sung, the founder of North Korea and No Kum-sok, a defector who stole a MiG-15 and landed it in South Korea. He is also the author of King of Spies* a biography of Air Force Major Donald Nichols, an intelligence officer who operated for 11 years in Korea before, during and after the Korean War.

Videos


Related Speakers View all


More like Blaine