In 1946, George Orwell articulated the reasons why he put pen to paper in an essay entitled Why I Write.
In this Web series, authors talk about their literary habits and reading preferences,
and examine Orwell's question that lies at the heart of being an author—why they write.

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Michael Schoenhals

Hilary Spurling

Su Tong

 

 

T

Ross Terrill

 

 

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V

Nury Vittachi

 

 

W

Jonathan Watts

Adam Williams

Frances Wood

 

 

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Xinran

Murong Xuecun

 

 

Y

Yang Jisheng

 

 

Z

 Zhang Lijia