Exclusive Interview: “Death Fugue” Author Sheng Keyi


Like such protests as the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge and the Stonewall Riots of 1969, the violence inflicted during the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989 continues to resonate, often in rather interesting ways. Which brings me to Sheng Keyi’s 2013 dystopian novel Death Fugue (paperback, Kindle), which is finally available in American bookstores in a new translation. In the following email interview, Keyi discusses how the Tiananmen Square event, and other things, inspired and influenced this story.