Meet the 2016 Authors Anchee Min


What are you most looking forward to at the 2016 Festival?

Anchee-Min1To meet my readers.

When did you realise you wanted to be a writer?

When I got sick of working in construction sites and fixing toilets.

What book do you find yourself re-reading most often?

Book titles “Selected essays from ancient China” (in Chinese)

If you weren’t a writer, what would you be?

Song composer.

And finally, we have a number of aspiring writers attending the Festival. What one piece of advice would you give them?

Make yourself a gold-metal material.