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Updated:2014-10-29 07:12:49Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallYan Lianke attends the award ceremony in Prague on Oct 22.[Photo/Agencies]As Yan Lianke wins this years Kafka prize for his artistically exceptional writings, his fans from Chinas literary world tell Liu Zhihua why the author is deserving of the recognition.Yan Lianke received the Franz Kafka Prize on Oct 22 in Prague, becoming the first Chinese author to win the award, established in 2001 in honor of one of the 20th centurys most influential writers. The prize recognizes anyone “whose work addresses readers regardless of their origin, nationality and culture”.So far its 14 laureates include American novelist Philip Roth, Japanese author Haruki Murakami and Israeli author Amos Oz. Past winners, including Elfriede Jelinek in 2004 and Harold Pinter in 2005, went on to win the Nobel Prize in literature as well.Ahmed Alsaeed, a translator and copyright agent from Egypt, says he wasnt surprised Yan won the award.”His works are fearless, no matter whether in innovation of structure, content or wording,” Alsaeed says.Born in 1958 in Songxian, Henan province, Yan enlisted in the army in 1978. He began to publish his writings in the early 1980s, and the subjects of his short stories and books were mostly inspired by military and rural life in China since the 1960s.Yan is best known for his highly satirical style of writing and his own interpretation of reality.Yan has published more than 20 novels and collections of short stories, which have been translated into dozens of foreign languages.Previous Page1 2 3 4 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 3 4 Next Page8.03KRelated ArticlesChinese international literature prize winnersChinese writer wins prestigious Kafka PrizeChinese economist urges food safety at book launchHighlights of China section of Belgrade Book FairA new chapter against graftA look through pages from President Xi Jinpings bookshelfTagsYan Lianke Kafka prize book writing literaryPhoto56 ancient tombs unearthed at Henan construction siteGreat writers obsessed with paintingWorld Heritage in China photo exhibition held in Belgrade6th World Traditional Wushu Championships kicks off in AnhuiImperial kiln wares reflect taste of famous emperorsFlag of Peace painting exhibition held in BeijingArtFilmCelebrityFashionFoodTravelGreat writers obsessed with paintingIntl Contemporary Art Fair in ParisChinese art exhibition opens at UN headquartersArchitect Ma Yansong is the face of changeJade is his tradeFlag of Peace painting exhibition held in BeijingBonhams 2014 Autumn Auction to be held in Hong KongPhoto Beijing 2014: Appreciating photographic artWorld photography masters show their worksHighlights of Shenzhen Int’l Photography WeekPalace Museum needs to design landmark souvenirsNewspaper criticizes artists pursuit of quick success harmful49th Golden Bell Awards held in TaipeiEyes on spies12 Citizens wins category at Rome Film FestivalMo Yan moved to tears by adapted TV series of his novelHollywood A-listers love China and Peking DuckReal-life maze constructed for Maze Runner premiereMegan Fox in China ahead of Turtles film openingTanzania film celebrates China relationsInterstellar premieres in HollywoodChinese documentaries have progressed3D Doraemon film coming to China9th Rome Film Festival kicks offEddie Peng shoots new fashion photosElegant Amber Kuo pose with fine jewelryQi Wei poses with husband Lee Seung-hyunElton John joins with US agencies on new AIDS programLu Yis childhood photo compared with daughtersElegant Qin Lan poses for fashion shotsLang Lang performs at UN Day concertEntertainment weekly photos: Oct 18 – 24Madonna memorabilia to highlight celebrity auctionGao Yuanyuan, Mark Zhao to marryBritains royal baby No.2 due in AprilNew stills from The Crossing releasedShanghai Tangs 20th anniversary celebration held in ShanghaiVictoria Beckham named UKs most successful entrepreneurChina Fashion Week: GIOIA PAN CollectionBridal wear trends launch at China Fashion WeekWedding gowns presented at China Fashion WeekShanghai Vintage Ride brings past backFashionable animals dress for the weatherMost amazing chi-pao beautiesForbidden Citys Taobao store hot on the InternetToronto Fashion Week Spring 2015 kicks offOscar de la Renta remembered for his elegant designs, generosityChina Final of World Super Model Contest 2015 begins in Beijing25 best restaurants around the worldThe capitals biggest pizza partyBurger King celebrates 60th anniversaryThe Chinese delicacy: hairy crabsChinese economist urges food safety at book launchChopsticks & Beyond jumps into ZhengzhouTaste of times pastShulan in NE China presents boutique riceHarvest season comes in Chinas Tibet2014 Worlds Best Bars announcedWorlds premium chocolates in one mealGoing Spanish, deliciouslyTop 10 most beautiful terraces in ChinaMountain paradiseGlimpses of Lhasas holiday seasonTop 10 destinations for female travelersTop 10 seldom-seen views around the worldQuanzhou charmsYunnan, a travel heavenCity of SpringsMorning sun showers snow-covered Great WallMixing old with new in central Vietnam2013 Top 10 Tourism Destinations Editors PicksHollywood A-listers love China and Peking DuckMo Yan moved to tears by adapted TV series of his novelHot wordsEasy TalkStart of AutumnChinese Valentines DayGaokaoCulture InsiderTop 10sTeaForbidden CityDragon Boat FestivalChinese at CannesVideoEasy Talk: Why do we gossip?Qinshihuang Mausoleum Museum: Protection and progressEasy Talk: Another self on social mediaColumnsRaymond Zhou:X-Ray
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