Adam Johnson teaches creative writing at Stanford University. His fiction has appeared in Esquire, The Paris Review, Harper’s and Tin House, as well as in Best New American Voices. His other works include Emporium, a short-story collection, and the novel Parasites Like Us. He lives in San Francisco.

North Korea is a country without any literature or freedom or truth says novelist Adam Johnson who recalls his own visit there. His new novel, “The Orphan Master’s Son,” is set in the country.