Braised Pork author An Yu and her family have never gone in for grand Lunar New Year celebrations. As the Year of the Rat becomes the Year of the Ox, she explains how that's helped to prepare her for a pandemic-era new year.
Over the next six months, we are publishing a brilliant range of debut authors, who are covering everything from the science of listening to fighting feminists to djinns and disappearing children. Then there's the secret world of fungi and a mystical realm accessed through modern Beijing. Anna Fielding talks to the writers to learn more about their upcoming releases.
An Yu was born and raised in Beijing, and left at the age of eighteen to study in New York at NYU. A graduate of the NYU MFA in Creative Writing, she writes her fiction in English. She is twenty-six years old and lives between Paris and Hong Kong. Her debut novel, Braised Pork, was published by Harvill Secker in 2020.
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