December 7, 2023


Connecting Asian writers with global readers

Life goes on: Sheng Keyi’s “Northern Girls”

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Northern GirlsMaura Elizabeth Cunningham on Northern Girls : Life Goes On in LARB.

“CHINESE FICTION IS HOT,” announced an October 23, 2012 Bloomberg Businessweek article by Christina Larson, which described an increased Western appetite for English translations of Chinese literature. This rise in interest began well before Mo Yan became the first Chinese citizen to win the Nobel Prize in Literature that month. Penguin Books established its China division in 2005, the first of several Western publishing houses to arrive in the country seeking to serve as a bridge between Chinese- and English-language readers.

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