The coffin fell apart.
There was the sound of decayed wood crumbling, and a cloud of smoke surged out, like water vapour from a hot steamer.

Yan Lianke / Carlos Rojas

Chu Fujin


Born in Shanghai, 1952. Novelist and short-story writer who has won literary prizes in China and some of whose work has been translated: full-length novel Naked Fields (Panda Books, 1995) , and short story Marred Mirror (Chinese Literature, 2000). A good example of his lyrical but unsentimental style is his historical novel 《黑白》(Black and White)


Original Works

Novels (1)