Liao Yiwu is a writer, musician, and poet from Sichaun, China. He is the author of The Corpse Walker, God Is Red, and For a Song and a Hundred Songs, a memoir of the four years he spent in prison after the Tiananmen Square Massacre. His work has been published in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and Sweden. He has received numerous awards, including the prestigious 2012 Peace Prize awarded by the German Book Trade and the Disturbing the Peace Award given by the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation. Liao escaped from China in July 2011 and currently lives in Berlin, Germany.
Liao Yiwu's searing account of what happened in Beijing on June 4, 1989, and its lasting impact, doggedly collected from witnesses, demands attention. * South China Morning Post * Liao shows that it was working-class Beijingers who made the supreme sacrifice * The New York Times * Moving... a memorable series of portraits of the working-class people who defended Tiananmen Square. * New York Review of Books *