Emma Larkin

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Emma Larkin is the pseudonym[1] of an American journalist.

Early life and education[edit]

Larkin was born and raised in Asia, and studied the Burmese language at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.


Larkin covers Asia from her base in Bangkok. She has been visiting Burma for close to ten years.[2] Here she covers the military dictatorship that rules the country.[3] She is known for her coverage of Burma and George Orwell's experience within it in her memoir, Finding George Orwell in Burma.


  • No Bad News for the King: The True Story of Cyclone Nargis and Its Aftermath in Burma, 2011.
  • Everything is Broken: The Untold Story of Disaster Under Burma's Military Regime, 2010.
  • Secret Histories: Finding George Orwell in a Burmese Tea Shop, 2005.


Finding George... won the Borders Original Voices Award for Non-Fiction in 2005 and was short-listed for the Index on Censorship's Freedom of Expression Award 2005. In 2006, the book won the Mainichi Shimbun's Asia Pacific Grand Prix Award.[4]


  1. ^ http://www.newstatesman.com/books/2010/07/burma-interview-peaceful-life
  2. ^ "Emma Larkin Biography". BookBrowse. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Everything is Broken by Emma Larkin". Heatherlo. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Emma Larkin: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle". Amazon. Retrieved 9 August 2013.

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