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Yan Lianke

Chinese novelist and satirist

1958   -  

country of citizenship: People's Republic of China
language of expression: Chinese
educated at: Henan University
occupation: writer, professor, military personnel, translator
award received: Lu Xun Literary Prize for Excellent Novellas, Franz Kafka Prize

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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Dream of Ding Village

novel by Yan Lianke

author: Yan Lianke


Lenin's Kisses

book by Yan Lianke

author: Yan Lianke


Serve the People!

novel by Yan Lianke

author: Yan Lianke


The Years, Months, Days

옌롄커의 소설

author: Yan Lianke

The Four Books

author: Yan Lianke

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