Yan Lianke. [Photo by Zhang Wei/China Daily] Chinese author Yan Lianke recently won the Twitter Literary Prize, as voted upon by Japanese readers. This is the first time an Asian writer has won the award. American writer and Pulitzer Prize winner ... CHINAdaily.com.cn, 6 days ago
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A Chinese novelist explores the chasm between high-flown ideology and brutal reality in this satire on the Great Leap Forward Reading Yan Lianke's novels, you find that one phrase recurs again and again: "the higher-ups". When the passion flags, the ...Austin American Statesman, 1 week ago A fictional jump into the barbarity of recent Chinese history Abu Dhabi National, 1 week ago
Women take the lead in Tahrir Square protests in Egypt. Ellen McLarney's new book (below) looks at how women rose against a dictatorship and how their new political influence won't go away. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons. Spanning architecture, ...Noodls, 1 week ago
Books and authors are in the spotlight as The Bookworm hosts its annual event in the country's major cities, Xing Yi reports. The coming weeks are a feast for literature lovers in China as the annual Bookworm Literary Festival is held in eight ...CHINAdaily USA, 2 weeks ago Annual Bookworm Literary Festival kicks off Noodls, 2 weeks ago
Tatsuo Murakami, director of Kamo Aquarium, with his recently published memoir (Asahi Shimbun file photo) Chinese novelist Yan Lianke (Asahi Shimbun file photo) Saichi Shiina, a writer of children's stories (Asahi Shimbun file photo) I ...Asahi.com, 1 month ago
The Musical Brain by Cesar Aira, trans. from the Spanish by Chris Andrews (New Directions) - Aira's output has been a steady trickle of irrefutable genius and deepening strangeness, from the haunted architecture of Ghosts to delirious westerns set ...PublishersWeekly.com, 1 month ago
Make it your Chinese New Year's resolution to get to know some of that country's best novels Eileen Battersby Topics: Culture Books More Topics Thu, Feb 19, 2015, 14:30 First published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015, 14:30 Buying a Fishing Rod for My ...Irish Times, 1 month ago
Soul Mountain, by Gao Xingjian: a romantic book by a pragmatist To mark Chinese New Year, our Literary Correspondent delves into a thoughtful Chinese novel Western readers can enjoy Contemporary Chinese fiction is bold, brave and confident; ...Irish Times, 1 month ago
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