Biography

Ha Jin

Ha Jin left his native China in 1985 to attend Brandeis University. He is the author of six novels, four story collections, three volumes of poetry, and a book of essays. He has received the National Book Award, two PEN/Faulkner Awards, the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award, the Asian American Literary Award, and the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. In 2014 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Ha Jin lives in the Boston area and is a professor of English at Boston University.

Ha Jin

Books by Ha Jin

by Ha Jin - Fiction

New York, 2005. Chinese expatriate Feng Danlin is a fiercely principled reporter at a small news agency that produces a website read by Chinese all over the world. Danlin’s explosive exposés have made him both legendary among readers and feared by Communist officials. But then he must investigate his ex-wife, Yan Haili, who has willingly become a pawn of the Chinese government in order to realize her dreams of literary stardom. Danlin will do whatever it takes to expose her as a fraud, but in doing so, he puts his career and his life in danger. 

by Ha Jin - Fiction

When Lilian Shang, born and raised in America, discovers her father’s diary after the death of her parents, she is shocked by the secrets it contains. She knew that her father, Gary, convicted decades ago of being a mole in the CIA, was the most important Chinese spy ever caught. But his diary, an astonishing chronicle of his journey as a Communist intelligence agent, reveals the pain and longing that his double life entailed --- and point to a hidden second family that he’d left behind in China.

by Ha Jin - Fiction

The award-winning author of WAITING and WAR TRASH returns to his homeland in a searing new novel that unfurls during one of the darkest moments of the 20th century: the Rape of Nanjing.