The Chilli Bean Paste Clan is the new novel by current UEA student Yan Ge and has recently been published in the UK by Balestier Press. It was translated from the Chinese by Nicky Harman and was the recipient of the 2018 English PEN Translates Award. French and German translations will be published later this year. Yan is the author of one other work translated into English, the novella White Horse (2014), and has published thirteen titles in China. Born in Sichuan, Yan published her first novel at the age of 20. She completed a PhD in Comparative Literature at Sichuan University, and served as the Chair of the China Young Writers Association. She is currently completing an MFA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) at UEA.