He makes reading accessible

By Mei Jia

When writer Bi Feiyu landed in Beijing recently for four book events and to do a show on China Central Television’s hit program Readers, his presence created a stir among his fans, not unlike the one in London five years ago when he was there for an international book fair.

The winner of the 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize has a new book, Fiction Reading, a collection of magazine columns on his understanding of fiction classics, both Chinese and foreign.

The columns, which were first published in the Zhong Shan magazine, are based mainly on Bi’s literature lectures at Nanjing University since 2013, where he is a professor.

His reviews of world-class writers, using a colloquial and humorous touch, are wildly popular online.

“I love to chat about novels. And, I used to have a ‘bad’ reputation for that because I would keep my chat partners for too long,” says Bi. Read more

Source: China Daily