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Ha Jin

China (b.1956)

Ha Jin left his native China in 1985 for the USA. He is the author of three books of poetry; three collections of stories, The Bridegroom, Under the Red Flag and Ocean of Words, a novella, In the Pond; and the international bestseller Waiting, winner of the US National Book Award. He lives in Boston.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Historical
Non fiction
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (1999) : Waiting
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book winner (2000) : Waiting
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2000) : Waiting
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book winner (2005) : War Trash
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2005) : War Trash

Ha Jin recommends
The Lost Daughter of Happiness (2001)
Geling Yan
"Geling Yan stands as an eminent writer from the Chinese diaspora. . . an ambitious, eloquent, and unique book."
Lucky Us (2001)
Joan Silber
"A love story of our time."
Jesus Is Sending You This Message (2008)
Jim Grimsley
"Jim is one of the very best southern novelists of his generation. His books achieve an elegance and intensity of language that is very different from most prose writers."
Fraulein M (2017)
Caroline Woods
"...ingeniously conceived and intimately told...a sheer pleasure to read."
The Invisible Valley (2018)
Su Wei
"An extraordinary novel. It opens, even to the Chinese readers, the world of a southern hinterland, a world of rubber groves, mystery and superstition. At the same time, the novel is intimately rooted in China's modern history and resonates with universal implications."

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