Tuesday, March 27, 2012

News at Eleven: [Bei Ling] said the "missing voices"

included the 2000 Nobel laureate, Gao Xingjian, who lives in exile in Paris, as well as his friend Liu Xiaobo, winner of the 2010 Nobel peace prize, a leading literary critic who is imprisoned in China. Liao Yiwu, an exiled writer living in Berlin, and popular London-based storyteller Ma Jian were also omitted, he noted.

The arrival of a "state-sponsored delegation" from China has caused the English branch of the writers' association Pen to reduce its participation in this year's fair.

from The Guardian: London Book Fair criticised for inviting only state-approved Chinese writers


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