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

English PEN supporting Chinese fiction

The Book of Sins by Chen Xiwo, tr Nicky Harman (Make Do Publishing) -- winner of a 2014 English PEN award for promotion.

A Perfect Crime by A Yi, tr Anna Holmwood (Oneworld Publications) -- winner of a 2014 English PEN grant for translation.


There are no comments yet.


Your email will not be published
Raw HTML will be removed
Try using Markdown:
[link text](
End line with two spaces for a single line break.