Louisa Lim is an award winning journalist and podcaster, who spent ten years reporting from China for the BBC and NPR. Her book The People’s Republic of Amnesia; Tiananmen Revisited (Oxford University Press, USA) was published in 2014. It was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for political writing (UK), the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism (US) and longlisted for the Lionel Gelber prize (Canada).
She moved to Melbourne in 2016, where she is a senior lecturer in journalism at the University of Melbourne. She co-hosts the Little Red Podcast, which won the Best News and Current affairs podcast at the Australian Podcast Awards in 2017. Her work can also be read in the Guardian, the New York Times and Foreign Policy.
She is currently working on a book about Hong Kong, which is due to be published by Riverhead Books in 2022. She is also finishing a PhD in journalism studies.