Today is a particularly proud day for the agency, as Peter Hessler has been named a 2011 MacArthur Fellow. If you’re not familiar with his work, you can begin by reading his Letter from Nucla, Colorado about Dr. Don Colcord, and Colcord’s life as a small town druggist, in this week’s New Yorker. Next, read his “China Trilogy:” RIVER TOWN: Two Years on the Yangtze; ORACLE BONES: A Journey through Time in China; and COUNTRY DRIVING: A Chinese Road Trip.
Read in the China Herald how Peter’s first book, RIVER TOWN, inspired Zhang Lijia to write her bestselling memoir, SOCIALISM IS GREAT! A Worker’s Memoir of The New China. Read more on Lijia’s blog here.