Barbara Demick is the New York correspondent of the Los Angeles Times. She has lived in and reported from China, North Korea, South Korea, Tibet, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has written three books: Logavina Street: Life and Death in a Sarajevo Neighborhood, Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea and now Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town. Demick is the winner of Britain’s Samuel Johnson Award for best non-fiction, the George Polk Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award, as well as the Osborn Elliot Prize for Journalism from the Asia Society and the Overseas Press Club, the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Arthur Ross Award and Stanford University’s Shorenstein Award for best Asia reporting. She has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.