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Each month we choose an author to feature as our book club Author of the Month. Browse the menu on the left hand side of this page to find out more about each month's featured author, and read some of their work, in Chinese and/or in English translation. You can also read our blog for interviews with authors, translators and publishers. We regularly welcome authors and translators to Leeds, to read and discuss their work, so keep an eye on our Events page for what's happening next!

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If you'd like to browse all our short stories, but don't know where to start, check out these flash reviews by our Reading Chinese Book Reviewers of their favourites of our monthly features to date. #goodchinesereads

"The Deluge" by Bi Feiyu (4 votes)
"A Very Special Pigeon" by Cao Wenxuan (4 votes)
Poems by Han Dong (3 votes)
"Dad's not Dead" ('The Chilli Bean Paste Clan, Chapter 1) by Yan Ge (3 votes)
"Notes on an Epidemic" by Hon Lai-chu (3 votes)
"Song of Liangzhou" by Ge Fei (3 votes)
"Missing" by Li Jingrui (2 votes)
"Fishbone" by Sheng Keyi (2 votes)
The Funeral Cryer by Wenyan Lu (1 vote)
Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu (1 vote)
"The Winter of 2009" by Li Juan (1 vote)
The Book of Shanghai edited by Dai and Jin (Wang Anyi story) (1 vote)
"Hitchhikers" by Sanmao (1 vote)
"Suzhou River" by Cai Jun (1 vote)
"Elder Sister" by Lu Yao (1 vote)
Poems by Yu Yoyo (1 vote)
The Borrowed (an excerpt) by Chan Ho-kei (1 vote)
"Sidik Golden MobOff" by Alat Asem (1 vote)
"The Curse" by A Yi (1 vote)
"The Man with the Knife" by Chen Xiwo (1 vote)
"The Peanut Fart" by Wang Xiaoming (1 vote)
"1997" by Jeremy Tiang (1 vote)
"The Accident" by Murong Xuecun (1 vote)
"A View of the Hills" by Lao Ma (1 vote)
"Squatting" by Diao Dou (1 vote)
"Black Holes" by He Jiahong (1 vote)
"A Wedding in Autumn" by Shih Chiung-yu (1 vote)

You can also read more in-depth reviews of new Chinese novels in English translation, or find out how to apply to join our Reviewers Network yourself, here.