Books by Michael Berry

TO LIVE by Yu Hua
by Yu Hua, translated by Michael Berry
Released: Sept. 3, 2003

"Yu Hua is an internationally celebrated author, but this English version of his work doesn't tell us why."
A Chinese Everyman's progress from self-indulgent irresponsibility to resignation and the beginning of wisdom is briskly in a 1993 novel known in other parts of the world as the source of the highly successful film. Read full book review >
NANJING 1937 by Zhaoyan Ye
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A moving and fascinating account of tragic love, narrated with a minimum of sentimentality and a good sense of history well captured in the fluid, unobtrusive translation."
Celebrated Nanjing novelist Ye Zhaoyan makes his US debut with a romance set against the backdrop of the 1937 Japanese invasion of China. Read full book review >
WILD KIDS by Chang Ta-Chun
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The latter has been compared to Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, but it's actually much closer in spirit, if not in artistry, to James T. Farrell's grimly fatalistic Studs Lonigan."
Translator Berry's informative introduction to these "Two Novels About Growing Up" emphasizes their popular Taiwanese author's multiple celebrity, both as radio and TV personality and as creator of the best-selling trilogy that contains them. Read full book review >