Dai Sijie Lisa Simeone talks with Dai Sijie about his first novel, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. The book, based on the author's own life in China, tells the story of three boys during the Cultural Revolution and how the French writer Balzac changed the life of a peasant girl. It has been translated into 30 languages.

Dai Sijie

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Lisa Simeone talks with Dai Sijie about his first novel, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. The book, based on the author's own life in China, tells the story of three boys during the Cultural Revolution and how the French writer Balzac changed the life of a peasant girl. It has been translated into 30 languages.