Part IV of our series on China and the Nobel Prize for Literature. LARB‘s Asia editors Megan Shank and Jeffrey Wasserstrom asked a number of prominent writers and critics to discuss their choices for the Nobel Prize in Literature. We published four [here],  four  [here], two [here], and today two more.


Anjum Hasan_photo by Bulbul Hasan Wang Anyi

The Necessary Language of the Everyday:

Anjum Hasan on Reading Wang Anyi


 JIWWEIXIAOHeadshot6 China’s Latest Laureate: Chinese Lit Scholar Answers Questions about Mo Yan 
The Theater of Cruelty:

Jiwei Xiao on Mo Yan’s Sandalwood Death