In 1985 at age 29, Jin left China for the US, where he has since published poems and novels in English, his second language – including War Trash and Waiting. His work has earned him the PEN/Hemingway Award and the National Book Award.
Describe yourself with three words starting with the same letter.
Sensitive, stubborn, solitary.
When/where do you write?
During the daytime at home.
Your favourite character?
Pnin, in Nabokov’s Pnin.
What’s more difficult – starting or finishing a book?
Complete this phrase: “I got off the train in Berlin and standing on the platform was...”
...me, wondering whether I should buy a new ticket or use the same one to get on the S-Bahn.
Choose a famous person and recommend to her/him any reading available today.
Wen Jiaobao. I would recommend the writing of Liao Yiwu’s. I am pretty sure that the premier might be impressed and enjoy it.
Sep 10, 19:00, “The Portrayal of the Horrific Massacre in Nanjing Requiem”