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Young Writers' Background
Special> Youth Literature Enchantment> Young Writers' Background
UPDATED: July 1, 2009 Web Exclusive
Lu Jian

Lu Jian is another representative of the"post-80s" writer, most notably for his work Becoming Old After Seventeen (Shiqisui Kaishi Canglao).

In 2005, Becoming Old After Seventeen was named one of the best Chinese online books, along with Sweet Without Tears (Qing Ren Wu Lei) by Hong Kong writer Amy Cheung Siu Han and The Weeping Camel (Kuqi De Luotuo) by Echo Chan (better known as San Mao).

Becoming Old After Seventeen is a collection of youth poems. With Lu's unique language style, the poems give readers a kind of hazy feeling of love, touching their hearts.

After two years of preparation, in 2006, Lu's first novel In a Flash (Fu Yang Zhi Jian) won the second place in a writing competition held by The World New Writer website. Later that year, Lu Jian's name appeared in the author column at www.cd2.cn, a popular encyclopedic website.

In 2007, Lu started to publish his new work Love Between Life and Death (Shengsi Aiqing Zhijian De Lunhuixian). The language of this book was more experienced, sharp and painful, drawing more media attention and eliciting public comparisons to Han Han, Guo Jingming, Zhang Yueran and many other popular "post-80s" writers.

By 2008, more and more people believed that Lu was already one of the leading figures in youth literature because of the strong sales of Heartbroken Time (Jue Qing Ji). In that year alone, Lu appeared in more than 10 articles in Pengcheng Daily, a newspaper in Jiangxi Province.

Lu has now devoted himself to his new knight-adventure novel World Disaster (Tian Di Jie). He said he loves literature and will always insists on his own writing style.

(Translated by LIU FANGFEI)


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