Barbara Demick

American journalist

Barbara Demick is the author of “Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea,” “Logavina Street: Life and Death in a Sarajevo Neighborhood,” and “Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town.” She was bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times in Beijing and Seoul and previously reported from the Middle East and Balkans for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Her work has won many awards, including the Samuel Johnson Prize (now the Baillie Gifford Prize) for non-fiction in the United Kingdom, the Overseas Press Club’s human rights reporting award, the Polk Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and Stanford University’s Shorenstein Award for Asia coverage.

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