Liao Yiwu

Liao Yiwu is a Chinese author, reporter, musician and poet. He is a critic of the Chinese regime, for which he has been imprisoned, and the majority of his writings are banned in China. Liao is the author of "The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories, China from the Bottom Up." In 2003, he received a Human Rights Watch Hellman-Hammett grant, and in 2007, he received a Freedom to Write Award from the Independent Chinese PEN Center.