Featuring: Xinran, moderated by Laurie O’Donnell
Location: The Bookworm
Event Code: BW19A
China’s One-Child Policy – recently abolished – has shaped an entire generation of men and women. Those born after 1979 are defined by the policy, and their stories are both remarkable and commonplace in this country of 1.4 billion. Xinran’s Buy Me the Sky is an intimate snapshot of this generation. The author made her name in China through talk radio as host of the call-in program “Words on Night Breeze” from 1989 to 1997. She has since gone on to become an international bestselling author with books that promote women’s issues and cultural understanding, such The Good Women of China, Sky Burial, and Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother: Stories of Loss and Love.