Emma Larkin

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Emma Larkin is the pseudonym of an American journalist.

Early life and education[edit]

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

Career[edit]

She covers Asia in her journalism from her base in Bangkok. She has been visiting Burma for close to ten years [1]. Here she covers the military dictatorship that rules the country.[1] She is famously known for her coverage of Burma and George Orwell's experience within it in her memoir, Finding George Orwell in Burma.

Works[edit]

  • 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.
    • Reviewed at Amazon [2], The New York Times [3], Powell's Books [4], Hackwriters.com [5]

Awards and honors[edit]

"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 same book won the Mainichi Shimbun's Asia Pacific Grand Prix Award.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Everything is Broken by Emma Larkin". Heatherlo. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Emma Larkin: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle". Amazon. Retrieved 9 August 2013.