Michael Breen is an author and columnist, who has lived in South Korea for 30 years. He served for many years as Seoul correspondent for The Guardian and the Washington Times. He now runs his own public relations firm in Seoul. He writes a regular column in The Korea Times and has written on Korean themes for local and international media including The Wall Street Journal, Atlantic, Foreign Policy Magazine, Asia Times and Korean-language newspapers. He is the author of The Koreans: Who They Are, What They Want, Where Their Future Lies and Kim Jong-il: North Korea’s Dear Leader. Michael’s latest book, The New Koreans: The Story of a Nation (2017), was published in Korean and Chinese.