Lu Min 鲁敏

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Born 1973 in Dongtai, Jiangsu Province. Her mother was a teacher, her father an engineer. She started working at eighteen, and has been a post office clerk, a secretary, in planning, as a journalist, as a civil servant.
She currently lives in Nanjing. Lu Min started writing at the age of twenty-five and has published novels such as Multiple Love Letters, The Steering Wheel, This Love Could Not be Delivered, and, most recently, Dinner for Six. Her short story collections and novellas include Accompany the Feast, The Song of Parting, The Viewfinder, Stirring up the Dust, and Page-Drunk. She has been awarded the Zhuang Zhongwen Literary Award, the People's Literary Award, the Chinese Writers' Award, the Monthly Fiction Reader Award, the Selected Fiction Award, and was honored with the Lu Xun Literary Award in 2010. Her abundant literary achievements eventually made her the youngest Vice Chairperson of the Jiangsu Writer's Association and one of the "Top 20 Future Masters" as chosen by The People's Literature.

Her novel Dinner for Six, translated by Nicky Harman and Helen Wang, was published in 2023 by Balestier Press.

Her latest novel, 《金色河流》 (Yilin, 2022)is being translated by Nicky Harman and Jack Hargreaves (forthcoming, 2024)

Many of her short stories have been translated into German, French, Japanese, Russian, English, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, and Korean.

See Asymptote's Sinophone "20 Under 40"

Lu Min is the featured author in READ PAPER REPUBLIC, week 20, 29 October 2015, and READ PAPER REPUBLIC, week 21, 3 November 2015.


Read Now: On Paper Republic

A Second Pregnancy, 1980 tr. Helen Wang November 03, 2015
Xie Bomao R.I.P. tr. Helen Wang October 29, 2015

Read Now: Around the Web

Song of Parting tr. Michael Day Massachusetts Review
Scissors, Shining tr. Michael Day Words Without Borders

Book Publications

Dinner for Six cover

Dinner for Six

| Nicky Harman and Helen Wang

November 22, 2022

Original Works

Short story (5)

Novella (1)

Novel (2)

Essay (1)

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