The top winner is 34-year-old Zhang Jiajia, writer and playwright who soared to fame with a collection of short stories that is circulated widely and known for its soothing power for young readers struggling to find their place in society: China Daily

The richest Chinese writer reaped 19.5 million yuan ($3.14 million) in royalty gains in 2014, as the China Writers Rich List was launched on Dec 20 in Chengdu, Sichuan province.

According to the list, 50 Chinese writers have gained more than 1 million yuan in royalties from their works in print.

hanhanpicChinese writer Han Han’s novel 1988 will be published by Amazon Publishing, according to a statement by the author’s agents, the Peony Literary Agency.

The publishing arm of Amazon.com has acquired the World English language rights of this novel.

Han Han is one of the most prolific bloggers in China. After dropping out of high school, he wrote his first novel, Triple Door, which became a runaway bestseller with over twenty million copies in print. He has since become a star of the rally racing circuit and an international celebrity.

Simon & Schuster published Han’s Han’s book of blogs and essay, This Generation in 2012.