Books by Ma Jian

BEIJING COMA by Ma Jian
Kirkus Star
by Ma Jian, translated by Flora Drew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2008

"A complex, confrontational, demanding—and ultimately rewarding—work."
An unconscious protagonist is the central figure around whom a tapestry of political and personal histories is woven, in the latest from Chinese author Ma Jian (stories: Stick Out Your Tongue, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
STICK OUT YOUR TONGUE by Ma Jian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2006

"Powerful, disturbing and complex."
A thinly fictionalized account of the Chinese dissident's travels in Tibet, first published in the journal People's Literature in 1987. Read full book review >
THE NOODLE MAKER by Ma Jian
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Blistering satire somewhat marred by long-windedness."
Following the success of Chinese dissident Ma Jian's memoir Red Dust (2001), this political satire, originally published in 1993, now appears in English after a first-serial excerpt in The New Yorker. Read full book review >
RED DUST by Ma Jian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2001

"How he managed eventually to wander back into Beijing and resume a more or less ordinary life is a matter, presumably, for another book—one that readers will eagerly await."
An extraordinary—and offbeat—insider's account of life in post-Mao, pre-Tiananmen China. Read full book review >