April 23, 2021

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China: A booming market for words and translations

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The Chinese just love to read – both books originally written in Chinese and works translated from foreign languages: China Daily

MurakamiJ. K. Rowling tops the list with 8.5 million yuan ($1.4 million), Haruki Murakami follows with 6million and Gabriel Garcia Marquez is in third place with 4 million. After several foreign children’s writers, Alice Munro is in 15th place with 1 million yuan thanks to her Nobel win in2013.  “The top two have been on the rich list for three years,” says Wu Huaiyao, a publishingobserver who compiled the list.

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