Brian Haman completed his Ph.D. and M.A. at the University of Warwick (UK). He is currently a researcher and lecturer at the University of Vienna as well as the co-editor of The Shanghai Literary Review. Along with Burmese poet Ko Ko Thett, he co-edited Picking Off New Shoots Will Not Stop the Spring, Myanmar’s first literary work since the 2021 coup. He is also a co-editor of the forthcoming anthology Yet Unspoken is Forgotten. A Bilingual Anthology of Chinese Poetry by Women Translators (Balestier Press).

Last Updated: September 12, 2022



Forbidden Writer

Brian Haman from Mekong Review
From his humble beginnings as a propaganda writer, Yan Lianke has gone on to become among China’s most controversial writers—one whose work is frequently censored for its focus on the lives of those devastated by Beijing’s policies. “When people are...