For Nobel Literature Laureate, China Is Part Of The Past
A friend of Gao Xingjian, the first and only Chinese writer to win the Nobel prize for literature, recently managed to find a pirated copy of his banned work at an underground Chinese bookstore.
Gao’s works are becoming increasingly popular on China’s black market, but he was amused to find that the “author” picture on the cover of the book his friend bought was of someone else.
“I find it very funny. In fact, I want to have a collection of all the pirated copies and put them in my personal library,” the 68-year-old told AFP in an interview during a trip to Hong Kong from his adopted home of France.