Wu Chuntao was born in the Hunan province of China in 1963. Her husband, Chen Guidi, was born in 1943 in the Chinese province of Anhui. Both come from peasant families. Wu and Chen are members and respected writers of the Hefei Literature Association.Mr. Chen received the Lu Xun Literature Achievement Award -- one of the most important literary prizes in China. Both authors have received awards from the journal Contemporary Age for groundbreaking reportage.
"A banned book whose publication is compared to a clap of
thunder... delves deeply into the rural conundrum that continues to
bedevil China's Communist Party leaders"
"Among the most explosive books in recent years."
Banned in China: "A heartbreaking tale of what can happen when ordinary Chinese try to demand justice and accountability from their leaders."