Yan Lianke

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Drawing on his experiences in the military and the Cultural Revolution, Yan is a satirist and one of world's greatest chroniclers of modern Chinese society. Among many accolades, he was awarded the Franz Kafka Prize, he was twice a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize, and he has been shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, the Man Asian Literary Prize, and the Prix Femina Étranger. He has received two of China’s most prestigious literary honors, the Lu Xun Prize and the Lao She Award.

Recent Book
Dream of Ding Village