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Yan Lianke

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Yan Lianke

Yan Lianke was born in 1958 in Henan Province, China. He is the author of many novels and short-story collections and has won China's two top literary awards, the Lu Xun in 2000 for Nian, yue, ri (The Year, the Month, the Day) and the Lao She in 2004 for Shouhuo (Pleasure).

Articles by Yan Lianke

from “Serve the People!”
By Yan Lianke
The novel is the only place for a great many of life’s truths. Because it is only in fiction that certain facts can be held up to the light.The novel it is, then, for this particular truth. The…
Translated from Chinese by Julia Lovell