April 2017

Hands up who’s been to Shenzhen recently? I’m embarrassed to confess that I’ve not been for over 25 years, unless a taxi drive last summer past the outskirts of the city on the way to the Artists Village counts.

Among the Chinese writers who participated in this year’s Macau Literary Festival, one of the highlights must be Yu Hua. Born on April 3, 1960 in Hangzhou, Yu grew up during the era of the Cultural Revolution.