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

Wang Anyi


Born in 1954.

Winner of the Mao Dun Prize 2000 for 《长恨歌》 Song of Everlasting Sorrow.

Song of Everlasting Sorrow, trs. Michael Berry and Susan Chan Egan, NY: Columbia University Press, 2008.

“The Little Restaurant”, tr. Yawtsong Lee (Better Link Press, 2010). Details here


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