Ma Jian

MA JIAN was born in Qingdao, China, in 1953. He is the author of Stick Out Your Tongue, four collections of short stories and essays, and six further novels. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. He now lives in exile in London. Since the banning of his first book thirty years ago, none of his works have been allowed to appear in China.

FLORA DREW’s translations from the Chinese include Ma Jian’s Red DustThe Noodle MakerStick Out Your TongueBeijing Coma and The Dark Road.

(Author photo © Flora Drew)

He is the author of: China Dream