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Chen Xiwo

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Chen Xiwo

Chen Xiwo teaches comparative literature at Fuzhou Normal University and has published seven major novels. Due to his refusal to compromise about the style or content of his writing, it was nearly twenty years before his books could be published in China. In 2010, Asia Sentinel described Chen Xiwo as "one of China’s most outspoken voices on freedom of expression for writers" and published his speech given at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong on September 27, 2010. One recurring theme in Chen’s fiction is the relationship between sexual and social corruption. Perhaps his most famous work, the novella I Love My Mum (遮蔽) explores incest and S&M as metaphors for a dysfunctional society. His works have been nominated for several prizes, and in 2001 he won the Chinese Literature Media Prize for Dissipation (我们的苟且). Today Chen Xiwo is one of contemporary China’s most acclaimed authors. In 2010, an English translation of I Love My Mum was released by Make-Do Publishing. His novel Irritation (抓痒) was published in a French translation by Editions Reflets de Chine (2009).

Articles by Chen Xiwo

The Man with the Knife
By Chen Xiwo
He lay back on the sofa, tipsy. She had invited him out for a meal and now they were back at her flat. He was a renowned poetry critic with a successful career. She was just an aspiring poet. He had agreed…
Translated from Chinese by Nicky Harman
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