English American BookThe English AMERICAN

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“The English American is a funny, charming and poignant book — the kind that you can’t resist reading in a single day.” —Chicago Sun Times

Springing from her internationally acclaimed one woman show, in her hilarious, poignant first novel, Anglo-American writer/comedian Alison Larkin draws further from her experiences as an adopted English woman who finds her birth parents — and a new homeland — in the United States and weaves them into a compulsively readable work of fiction.
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English American Brilliance Audio Alison wins the prestigious Earphones Award from Audiofile for the audiobook of The English American

“Larkin moves delightfully between the various British and American accents … This audio experience is like watching a great romantic comedy. Have the tissues ready at the end—the romance is that good!” —AudioFile May 2012
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WAMC Interview

“I loved The English American and I think anyone
who gets it is going to feel the same way”
—Alan Chartock, WAMC National Public Radio, 12/7/2013

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Alison LarkinBerkshire Magazine Interview with Alison Larkin

Ten Minutes With Alison Larkin: Humorist and adoption advocate on Berkshire Magazine.com with Rochelle O’Gorman

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Audiobooks Narrated by Alison Larkin

Shadows of the NileA narrator to seek out… Unsurpassed.” – Audiofile Magazine

Since Alison won the Audiofile Earphones award for her own novel, The English American, (Brilliance Audio, April 2012) and the 2012 Best Non-Fiction award from Audiofile for her narration of Consider the Fork by Bee Wilson. Alison has narrated over eighty audiobooks. Recent narrations include Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Don’t Want To Miss A Thing by Sunday Times best selling novelist Jill Mansell and Fool Me Twice by Meredith Duran.

Click here to watch a short video of Alison talking about some of her favorite narrations.

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The 200th Anniversary
audio edition of
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen

Narrated by Alison Larkin

Cover illustration by New Yorker
Cartoonist William Hamilton