March 22, 2016 | Mark Cecil
Could the novel To Live by Chinese author Yu Hua be one of the greatest novels in the past fifty years? It probably is—at least in this author’s opinion. At any rate, it deserves to be in the discussion.
The book was initially banned in China, a banning which, naturally, led to worldwide fame for Yu Hua and launched his career abroad. The book went on to win a number of international awards and was then made into a movie—also banned in China.