Shan Sa





Shan Sa

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October 26, 1972

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Shan Sa is a French author born in Beijing in 1972. The Girl Who Played Go was the first of her novels to be published outside of France. It won the Goncourt des Lycéens Prize in 2001 and earned critical acclaim worldwide. Her second novel to appear in English translation is "The Empress" (2006).

Shan Sa was born on October 26, 1972 in Beijing to a scholarly family . Her real name is Yan Ni Ni, then she adopted the pseudonym Shan Sa, taken from a poem of Bai Juyi.


Average rating: 3.65 · 5,921 ratings · 561 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
Empress
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 3,160 ratings — published 2003 — 27 editions
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The Girl Who Played Go
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 2,186 ratings — published 2001 — 39 editions
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Alexander and Alestria
3.08 of 5 stars 3.08 avg rating — 196 ratings — published 2006 — 13 editions
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Les Quatre vies du saule
3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 1999 — 9 editions
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Conspirateurs
3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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Porte De La Paix Céleste
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 1999 — 10 editions
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La Cithare Nue
3.09 of 5 stars 3.09 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Miroir Du Calligraphe
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2002
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fleurs de la pensée chinoise
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2007
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Le Vent Vif &Amp; Le Glaive...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2003
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“Endless moons, an opaque universe, thunder, tornadoes, the quaking earth. Rare moments of peace; forehead up against my knees, arms around my head, I though, I listened, I longed not to exist. but life was there, a transparent pearl, a star revolving slowly on its own axis.”
Shan Sa, Empress

“The moon in all her immaculate purity hung in the sky, laughing at this world of dust. She congratulated me for my carefully considered maneuvers and invited me to share in her eternal solitude.”
Shan Sa, Empress

“Happiness is something you lay siege to, it is a battle like a game of go. I will take hold of all the pain and snuff it out.”
Shan Sa, The Girl Who Played Go

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