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Yan Lianke
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Yan Lianke

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. Text has published his novels Serve the People!, Lenin’s Kisses, Dream of Ding Village, The Four Books, The Explosion Chronicles and The Years, Months, Days. Yan Lianke won the Hua Zhong World Chinese Literature Prize in 2013. He has also won two of China’s most prestigious literary awards: the Lu Xan Prize and the Lao She Award. In 2014, he won the Franz Kafka Prize. He lives in Bejing.

Carlos Rojas is Associate Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies and Women’s Studies at Duke University. He has translated Yan Lianke’s four most recent novels.

Titles byYan Lianke
  • The Years, Months, Days
    The Years, Months, Days
    Yan Lianke
  • The Day the Sun Died
    The Day the Sun Died
    Yan Lianke
  • The Explosion Chronicles
    The Explosion Chronicles
    Yan Lianke
  • Dream of Ding Village
    Dream of Ding Village
    Yan Lianke
  • Lenin's Kisses
    Lenin's Kisses
    Yan Lianke
  • Serve the People!
    Serve the People!
    Yan Lianke
  • The Four Books
    The Four Books
    Yan Lianke