Lianke Yan

Writer and Winner of Kafka Prize

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Yan Lianke (Chinese: 阎连科’; born August 1958) is a Chinese writer of novels and short stories, based in Beijing. His work is highly satirical, which has resulted in some of his most renowned works being banned in China.
He has admitted to self-censorship while writing his stories in order to avoid censorship.He started writing in 1978 and his works include: Xia Riluo (夏日落), Serve the People! (为人民服务), Enjoyment (受活), and
Dream of Ding Village (丁庄梦). He has also published more than ten volumes of short stories. Enjoyment, which was published in 2004, received wide acclaim in China. His literature has been published in various nations.


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