Author talk – Sungju Lee

Every Falling Star, Sungju LeeInspirational author Sungju Lee is visiting AGGS on Friday 14th October. He is a North Korean defector and a young man with a moving and fascinating story to tell about the journey he has travelled in his short life. He is based in the UK and is touring talking to school children, book shops, and festivals throughout the Autumn. He will be speaking at the Manchester Literature Festival on Saturday 15th October and but we have been given the amazing opportunity for him to visit a school on Friday 14th.

Sungju is a truly inspiring speaker and gives a fascinating insight into how harsh life in North Korea is, one of the most isolated countries on earth. He is now 29 and a Chevening Scholar studying for a master’s degree in International Relations at Warwick University. He recently gave a talk at the Houses of Parliament to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea.

Sungju was forced at age twelve to live on the streets of North Korea and fend for himself. In order to survive, he joined a gang and lived by stealing, fighting, begging, and finding shelter in railway tunnels.

Please see a review below.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/13/every-falling-star-review-teens-learn-theres-more-to-north-korea-than-memes

If anyone would like to hear him speak he will be talking to Year 9 Period 3 on Friday 14th October. He will also be selling/signing copies of his book for £6.99 (RRP 7.99)