Mai Jia

Mai Jia, who spent many years in the Chinese intelligence services, is one of China’s bestselling and most famous writers. He is the author of four novels, three of which have been turned into television series and films. Mai has won almost every major book prize in China, including its highest literary honor, the Mao Dun Literature Prize. Decoded is his first novel to be published in English.

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Mai Jia; Translated from the Chinese by Olivia Milburn and Christopher Payne
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

One of China’s bestselling novels, an unusual literary thriller that takes us deep into the world of code breaking In his gripping debut novel, Mai Jia...

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