Karoline Kan's debut work of non-fiction, Under Red Skies: Three Generations of Life, Loss and Hope in China was published in spring 2019 by Hachette (USA) and by Hurst (UK), and has been translated into Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian.
Currently a Chevening scholar at Oxford, Karoline began her career in journalism working for Radio France International in Beijing. Since then, she has worked for The New York Times, China Dialogue and Bloomberg, writing about Chinese people’s lives in a society shaped by a changing culture, economy and politics, and the affect of climate change on society as a whole. Karoline has also contributed to Foreign Policy, CNN, the Financial Times, Roads and Kingdoms and Index on Censorship.
In 2019 and 2020 she received 'The Honorable Mention' by The Society of Publishers in Asia Awards (SOPA) for her reporting on arts and culture; in 2022 her investigative reporting on Chinese state-owned companies' carbon emissions was shortlisted in SOPAwards for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment. She is also the winner of the 2019 Young China Watcher of the Year Award.