Opening exhibition Mountain & Water | Casual Friday plus drinks and a chat with yours truly, really, ME. Graag tot ziensx
The book is not just a love story with darker shades but also is a treatise on the futility and brutality of wars between nations and a critique on the idea of nation state. Historically insightful with political undertones, the novel has fully fleshed out multi-layered and credible characters. Written beautifully and structured intelligently, you get hooked to the story right from the first page. The denouement is also equally fascinating.

The book is not just a love story with darker shades but also is a treatise on the futility and brutality of wars between nations and a critique on the idea of nation state. Historically insightful with political undertones, the novel has fully fleshed out multi-layered and credible characters. Written beautifully and structured intelligently, you get hooked to the story right from the first page. The denouement is also equally fascinating.

Read here the complete review of my novel BUTTERFLY by Abdullah Khan. The title is now available in all eBook formats, including iPad, Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, Copia, Gardners,  Baker & Taylor, eBookPie. >>> Order print copy on Amazon or Barns&Noble                                                            or >>> Free worldwide delivery from Book Depository. Buy here your print copy today!!!

Invitation to opening “Berg en Water” | “Mountain & Water” 山水

Invitation to opening “Berg en Water” | “Mountain & Water” 山水

INVITATION for presentation of anthology “Berg en Water” (Mountains and Water), classical Chinese landscape poetry, translated into Dutch by Silvia Marijnissen, and simultaneous exhibition “Mountains and Water”, with art works inspired by Chinese landscape poetry of René Bakker, Chen I-shu, Marjolijn Groustra,  Chung-hsi Han, René Klarenbeek, Hans Landsaat,  Jenny Lee, Li Yuhua, Liao Zhanhong, Liu Rong, Julie O’Yang, …

If Proust had been an Oriental: some hand-painted, stolen Time

If Proust had been an Oriental: some hand-painted, stolen Time

“Every  reader finds himself. The writer’s work is merely a kind of optical instrument  that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he  would perhaps never have seen in himself.” Marcel  Proust Now forget about one hundred battles awaiting me 🙂 Get into silk underwear and start stealing time. Happy weekend! …

A novelist lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas, and I can never be sure whether I’m going to come up with six impossible things and speak the truth..

A novelist lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas, and I can never be sure whether I’m going to come up with six impossible things and speak the truth..

A truth liar and a liar truth. There are still five more different ways to look at a novelist’s way of looking at facts. … … AS A FICTION WRITER I HAVE A PENCHANT FOR FACTS. Why is it after watching this I have the impression that the Americans are violent liars?  (wink wink)

A conversation held in Beijing in February 1973

A conversation held in Beijing in February 1973

Published in Harper’s 40 years ago, from a conversation held in Beijing in February 1973: >>>>>>>>>>> Chairman Mao Zedong: Do you want our Chinese women? We can give you ten million. U.S. National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger: The chairman is improving his offer. Mao: We can let them flood your country with disaster and therefore …

Happy halloween, Mr. Rochelero!

Happy halloween, Mr. Rochelero!

Dear David, Thank you for the edited version of the SPANISH translation of my novel, Butterfly! Today I would like to gift you, my Translator, two photos taken during the Chinese/Japanese Halloween, which is known as the Feast of Ghosts celebrated annually on the 14th day of the 7th Lunar Moon. ————————————————————-Yours, ————————————————————-Julie Butterfly, a novel by Julie O’Yang Translated by …