Some of the scenes described actually turned me on. — Times Literary Supplement


Watch I was on The Drum on Tuesday 4 June talking about Tiananmen 30 years later. You can view it here if you are in Australia.

Listen Your Afternoon with Helen Shield, ABC RN, I’m talking about my introduction to China and friendship with Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo. Listen to an excerpt or the full episode here.



About me

Linda Jaivin is an Australian writer, the author of eleven books (seven novels and four books of non-fiction including the Quarterly Essay Found in Translation: In Praise of a Plural World). Her most recent books are The Empress Lover, published in April 2014 and the non-fiction Beijing, about the city and its history, published in 2014 as well. Linda Jaivin lives in Sydney and is working on several new projects, including a new novel.

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