Living and Translating is Wearing Me Out

April 12, 2013 | 1 book mentioned

The premier English-language translator of modern Chinese fiction, Howard Goldblatt, says flatly that Western audiences don’t read Chinese books. However, with last year’s Nobel Prize win for Mo Yan (and the rave review his novel Pow! received in the Times), Goldblatt and other scholars are hoping that could change.

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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