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Yan Lianke

China (b.1958)

Yan Lianke is a Chinese writer of novels and short stories based in Beijing. His work is highly satirical, which has resulted in his most famous works being banned in the PRC. He has admitted to self-censorship while writing his stories in order to avoid censorship.

Genres: Literary Fiction

Non fiction
   Three Brothers (2020)
   Discovering Fiction (2022) (with Carlos Rojas)
International Booker Prize Best Book nominee (2016) : The Four Books
International Booker Prize Best Book nominee (2017) : Explosion Chronicles

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