Paul French

Born in London and educated there and in Glasgow, Paul French has lived and worked in Shanghai for many years. He is a widely published analyst and commentator on China and has written a number of books, including a history of foreign correspondents in China and a biography of the legendary Shanghai adman, journalist and adventurer Carl Crow.  His book Midnight in Peking won the 2013 Edgar Award in the Best Fact Crime category, was a New York Times Bestseller and a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, and will be made into an international miniseries by Kudos Film and Television. Twitter: @chinarhyming


Disturbing Boredom

A Yi's new novella is a refreshingly non-verbose, verb-driven, first-person narrative of taut tension....

My Father the Superspy

Ha Jin's novel moves beyond the ideological certainties of typical Cold War spy novels....

Fake Britannia

Paul French on Jonathan Coe, espionage, and expos....

The Exile and the Spy

In Edward Wilson’s The Whitehall Mandarin, 1960s Britain is at the forefront of the Cold War, caught between America and the Soviet Union....

Untidy Endings: On Lao She
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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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