Six writers from East China’s Anhui province have been shortlisted for the Lu Xun Literary Prize, one of China's top literary prizes.
The 7th Lu Xun Literary Prize committee made a shortlist of literary pieces by vote on Tuesday, including six ones created by writers of an Anhui origin.
It is not common that so many local writers are nominated for the prize, local media said, adding that it signals a rise of Anhui’s literary force.
The writers and their nominated works are listed as follows:
Chen Xianfa The nine Elegies
Hu Zhufeng Chinese Articles
Li Fengqun Liang Xia
Liu Daxian We Must Defend History
Yang Qiangxiang Social Problems and Literary Imagination: from 1980s on
Gao Yuanbao Add a Footnote to What Lu Xun says
The prize, named after Lu Xun, a leading figure of modern Chinese literature, has been awarded every three years since 1995. It has seven award categories: National Excellent Novella Award, National Excellent Short Story Award, National Excellent Reportage Award, National Outstanding Poetry Award, National Excellent Prose Essay Prize, National Outstanding Literary Review Award and National Outstanding Literary Translation Award.