Ma Jian was born in Qingdao, China. He is the author of seven novels, a travel memoir, three story collections, and two essay collections. His work has been translated into twenty-six languages. Since publication of his first book in 1987, all his work has been banned in China. He now lives in exile in London.

FLORA DREW’s translations from the Chinese include Ma Jian’s Red Dust, The Noodle Maker, Stick Out Your Tongue, Beijing Coma and The Dark Road.

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