Author Mary Lynn Bracht in London. Picture: Mike Clarke

Novelist’s deep dive into Korean wartime sex slaves story leaves scars

Mary Lynn Bracht says quest for her roots led to debut novel honouring ‘comfort women’, and research into their ordeal affected her deeply

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Author Mary Lynn Bracht in London. Picture: Mike Clarke
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James Kidd

James Kidd

James Kidd is a freelance writer based in Oxford, Britain. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Literary Review, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, The National, Time Out and The Jerusalem Post among others. He hosts the This Writing Life podcast (thiswritinglife.co.uk), featuring interviews with writers such as Hanya Yanagihara, David Mitchell, Amit Chaudhuri and Meena Kandasamy, and co-hosts Lit Bits (litbits.co.uk), named by The Observer as one of its top three literary podcasts.