Liao Yiwu

Liao Yiwu is a Chinese writer. He has received numerous awards for his work of reportage, The Corpse Walker, and his prison memoir, For a Song and a Hundred Songs. He has been living in Berlin, Germany, since 2011, when he escaped a travel ban by walking across the Chinese border with Myanmar.


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