Murong Xuecun is a leading independent writer living in China. He won the 2010 People’s Literature Prize for his most recent book The Missing Ingredient but was not allowed to deliver a speech at the ceremony because he intended to criticise the censorship of Chinese writers.
From a debut novel that prompted authorities to convene a conference solely to critique it, to his more recent work as an investigative journalist, Xuecun discusses the challenges that face an ‘independent’ writer in modern China.
Chaired by Jenny Niven.
Murong Xuecun is one of contemporary China’s most celebrated authors and the winner of the 2010 People’s Literature Prize for his most recent book The Missing Ingredient.
Jenny Niven was the Wheeler Centre’s Associate Director. She is currently Portfolio Manager for Literature, Publishing and Languages at Creative Scotland.