January 16, 2008
Writing in China
Very interesting (and long) write-up of literature in China over in the Guardian. There’s this whole burgeoning scene of new writers with (of course) hugeaudiences, totally invisible to (ignored by?) the English-speaking world. Wish I could download Mandarin reading skills.
This bit caught my eye:
The general manager of Penguin China, Jo Lusby, is even more emphatic. “All credible interesting writing in China begins online at the moment,” she says. “It’s given an added boost because it exists in a relatively free space outside of the tight constraints of traditional publishers.”
(Crossposted to Current.)