Inside North Korea's Literary Fiction Factory

With colorful rhetoric about dotards and nuclear buttons, North Korean propaganda is attracting attention around the world.

However, there’s another side to North Korean political messaging, one directed at the domestic population. One of the more illuminating forms of internal propaganda, Meredith Wilson writes in Aerogramme, is the regime’s state-produced fiction. Published in monthly literary journals, these stories are distributed by the ruling Korean Workers’ Party to select schools and offices around the country. Read the full story at Aerogramme

A North Korean propaganda poster proclaims, "Let's establish the habit of reading all over the country!"