October 19, 2021

KITAAB

Connecting Asian writers with global readers

In China, literary awards face an anti-corruption drive

1 min read

Recent international literary awards have shown the world a different side of China.

In 2012, Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize for literature and in August 2015 Liu Cixin won theHugo Award for his science novel The Three-Body Problem.

The latter has become so popular that the venue for his speech “The Future of ChinaThrough Chinese Science Fiction” at the University of Sydney on Nov 3 has had to be movedto a larger auditorium.

However, in China, literary awards have become the subject of an anti-corruption drive.

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