“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

From the Department of Meaningless Lists: China's 25 most highly-paid authors

By Cindy M. Carter, published

Maybe it's a meaningless list based on dubious statistics, but it's still fun. There are the usual popular authors, with a strong showing from writers of children's books and young adult literature. Nice to see some very worthy and serious authors on the list this year: Wang Meng, Yan Lianke and Alai, among others. To paraphrase Deng Xiaoping, 让部分作家先富起来 ("Let some of the writers become wealthy first.")

The highest-paid authors in China, 2009 edition

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