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Anchee Min


China (b.1957)

nchee Min’s writing has been praised for its raw, sharp language and historical accuracy. Her bestselling memoir, Red Azalea, the story of her childhood in communist China, has been compared to The Diary of Anne Frank. Min credits the English language with giving her a means to express herself, arming her with the voice and vocabulary to write about growing up during China’s Cultural Revolution.
 


Genres: Historical
 
Series
Empress Orchid
   1. Empress Orchid (2004)
   2. The Last Empress (2007)
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Novels
   Katherine (1995)
   Becoming Madame Mao (2000)
   Wild Ginger (2002)
   Pearl of China (2010)
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Non fiction show
 
Award nominations
2006 Richard and Judy Award (nominee) : Empress Orchid


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