Brook Larmer

Brook Larmer is the author of Operation Yao Ming: The Chinese Sports Empire, American Big Business, and the Making of an NBA Superstar. He is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, and The Economists’ 1843 Magazine. His New York Times Magazine feature on the Chinese tennis player Li Na was selected for the anthology, Best American Sports Writing 2014. Previously, Larmer served as Newsweek bureau chief in Buenos Aires, Miami, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. He lives in Bangkok with his wife and two sons.

Last Updated: October 11, 2019



What Just Happened with the NBA in China?

Brook Larmer, Jonathan Sullivan & more
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted—and then quickly deleted—a post supporting the protests in Hong Kong. The tweet generated an immediate outcry. The Chinese Basketball Association announced it was suspending cooperation with the...

‘The New York Times’ on China, from on the Ground in Namibia

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden & more
Western news coverage of China’s engagement in Africa often is confined to the business section, generally focusing on loans, resource deals, or other financial dealings. Moreover, ambitious international feature reporting, particularly from Africa...