Real-life stories from North Korea win Samuel Johnson prize
Journalist Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy, an investigation into life in North Korea, opens judges eyes and wins top award for non-fiction
No heavyweight biographies of long-dead artists or writers for the judges of this year's top award for non-fiction: instead, a journalistic investigation into the real lives of North Koreans in the 21st century has triumphed in the BBC Samuel Johnson prize.
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