Posts Tagged ‘Media Blackout’

Banned In China, But Not In The U.S.

August 3rd, 2011

Amid news of China’s decision to “muzzle the media” after last month’s train disaster, The New York Times ran a profile of author Chan Koonchung, whose Orwellian novel The Fat Years has been banned in China for its fictional – yet eerily accurate – portrait of life under authoritarian rule. Already an underground sensation in China, a translation of the novel will be published by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday in January. Read the backstory here.