Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Critic's chart: writing under communist rule

James Smith, who edits the Booktrust website, came up with six titles for a "critic's chart" of "writing under communist rule" for the Times (London).

One title to make the list:
Novel Without a Name by Duong Thu Huong

The author was imprisoned for her novel about a Vietnamese soldier's changing attitudes to the war he is fighting.
Read about another title on Smith's list.

Read Booktrust's "selection of translated novels we think you will like."

--Marshal Zeringue