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