Winner, 2014 Franz Kafka Book Prize
Shortlisted, 2016 and 2013 Man Booker International Prize
Shortlisted, 2012 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize
Shortlisted, 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize
Yan Lianke was born in 1958 in Henan Province, China. He is the author of numerous story collections and novels, including The Day the Sun Died; The Years, Months, Days; The Explosion Chronicles, which was longlisted for the Man Booker International and PEN Translation Prize; The Four Books; Lenin’s Kisses; Serve the People!; and Dream of Ding Village. Among his many accolades, he was awarded the Franz Kafka Prize, was twice a finalist for the Man Booker International Prize, and 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. He lives in Bejing.
Carlos Rojas is Associate Professor in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University. He has translated Yan Lianke’s five most recent books.