Anna Fifield is the author of The Great Successor: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un, the first book in English about the North Korean leader. It has now been published in 24 languages. Anna was a foreign correspondent for 20 years, for both the Financial Times and the Washington Post, with postings across Asia and the Middle East. During the 2013-2014 academic year, she was a Nieman journalism fellow at Harvard, studying how change happens in closed societies. In 2018 she received the Shorenstein Journalism Award from Stanford University for her outstanding reporting on Asia. Last year she returned to New Zealand last year to become the Wellington editor for Stuff and the editor of the Dominion Post newspaper. Anna completed the postgraduate Diploma in Journalism at the University of Canterbury in 1997.
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