Paper Republic: Chinese Literature Matters

Maxine Hong Kingston, Timothy Mo, Amy Tan

By Helen Wang, published

At the China Inside Out event in London yesterday, someone asked what readers are looking for? Nicky suggested that they are often looking for something familiar, but a bit different/exotic, adding that readers sometimes seem to prefer the works of Chinese authors who have lived overseas. I wondered... what has become of the authors Maxine Hong Kingston, Timothy Mo and Amy Tan, whose books I enjoyed back in the 1980s? Where are they now?

Maxine Hong Kingston 湯亭亭
Her most recent book was I Love a Broad Margin to My Life, 2011.

Timothy Mo 毛翔青
He has a new novel Pure due out on 12 April 2012.

Amy Tan
She has a new novel Valley of Amazement due in 2013.


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