Updated: 2012-04-17 15:21
Pathlight, ed. by Li Jingze, People's Literature Magazine
A ready reckoner of sample works by some of the heavyweight authors attending London Book Fair 2012, the second issue of Pathlight magazine contains a fine selection of China's distinctive literary voices. From the graphic recounting of engineers bringing power to un-lit villages in Chairman Mao's new socialist republic by A Lai to Zhai Yongming's longing for a mythical, romantic China in the time of mechanization, this could make a great diving board for the uninitiated.