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In his scathingly funny book The Boat Rocker, Ha Jin, a former People’s Liberation Army soldier who emigrated to the US, draws on his knowledge of both cultures. He tells the story of a Chinese expat reporter determined to expose his ex-wife’s corrupt dealings with the Communist regime. The Washington Post called it ‘one of the most unsettling books about the moral dimensions of modern journalism’. Ha talks to ABC RN’s Kate Evans about rocking the boat in real life.

Supported by Macquarie University.

Kate Evans (Australian)

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Kate Evans presents The Bookshelf on ABC RN with Cassie McCullagh, after years of interviewing writers for RN Books and Arts and Books Plus, as well as working across a whole slew of other RN programs. She regularly appears on stage in conversation with writers and artists. She has a PhD in history, cannot get through a day without reading fiction, and has a wildly idiosyncratic system of shelving and piling up books.