SHI LINGKONG, SHANGHAI TRANSLATION PUBLISHING HOUSE EDITORINCHIEF
By Patrick Modiano, translated by Xu Hejin
Patrick Modiano has long been esteemed by China's literati but was less known among general readers before winning this year's Nobel Prize for Literature. "Modiano is regarded as a Marcel Proust of our time. And, interestingly, Xue Hejin happens to also be the translator of Proust's Remembrance of Things Past," Shi Lingkong says. "Xu's translation beautifully and accurately conveys the essence of Modiano's words."