Mai Jia, who spent many years in the Chinese intelligence services, is one of China's bestselling and most famous writers. He is the author of four novels, three of which have been turned into television series and films. Mai has won almost every major book prize in China, including its highest literary honor, the Mao Dun Literature Prize.
Mo Yan is the first Chinese writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature. With his regional literature works appearing suddenly in the 1980s, he is honored as a “root-questing” literary writer full of complicated feelings of “homesick”.