Author Talk & Book Signing
Saturday, November 16 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
In January 2018, weeks before the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, North and South Korea merged their women’s ice hockey teams into one, scraping together teammates of Korean descent from all over the world and various backgrounds including a concert pianist, actress, high school student, and even a convenience store worker. Suddenly thrust into the international spotlight, the score of the games became inconsequential compared to the leaps made as the first ever Korean team overcame language, cultural, and political barriers to write history. Korean-American journalist Seth Berkman was covering the women’s team for the New York Times during the Olympic games. In his book, A Team of Their Own: How an International Sisterhood Made Olympic History (October 1, 2019; Hanover Square Press; $26.99), Berkman describes the unlikely and inspiring story of these young, fierce women.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Born in Seoul and raised in New Jersey, Seth Berkman made his first trip back to South Korea during the 2018 Winter Olympics when Korea’s first women’s Olympic hockey team made their historic debut. Berkman first met the team while on assignment for the New York Times, where he has worked as a regular contributor since 2012. He has also had work published by The New Yorker, SPIN, ESPN and dozens of other local and national media outlets. After graduating with honors from Columbia University Journalism School, he gained reporting experience throughout North America, Europe and Asia.