Alison Larkin

Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Alison Larkin

Stockbridge, Massachusetts

"Hugely entertaining...marvelously light footed" -The Times

"unsurpassed...a narrator to seek out" AudioFile Magazine

"Deliciously comic" The Evening Standard.

Alison Larkin is an internationally acclaimed comedienne and raconteur and also the bestselling author of "The English American", a novel about Pippa Dunn, adopted as an infant and raised terribly British, who discovers that her birth parents are from the American South.

As she juggles two sets of parents, two very different men and two countries, she finds that “culture clash” has layers of meaning she’d never imagined.

Redbook Magazine's Book Club pick of the month

"Vogue labeled it as one of the most powerful books of the season. And there's really no doubt Larkin can deliver onstage at readings and book signings. The buzz is on. Who wouldn't like main character Pippa Dunn, a vulnerable 28-year-old Brit who hails from the American South but doesn't know it? Both poignant and funny, the story rings true...Larkin has a winner on her hands." --The Oregonian Great for Book Clubs!

Example Discussion Question: "On pages 56 & 57 and in her DNA song, the author makes it clear that she feels the fact that adopted people are the only U.S. citizens unable to routinely obtain their birth information raises significant human rights concerns, particularly considering the fact that knowledge of medical history can be life saving. For more Book Club questions visit

The English American is now available as paperback: and the audiobook, narrated by the author, won the prestigious AudioFile Earphones Award.:

As an audiobook narrator Alison has narrated over 80 audiobooks.

For more details. visit www.alisonlarkin,com

  • Work
    • Various
  • Education
    • Haywards Heath Sixth Form College
    • Royal Holloway, University of London