Anchee Min will read from and discuss her novel “Pearl of China” as part of the University of Iowa International Programs series “Prairie InSight” at 5 p.m. Monday, April 26, at Prairie Lights Books in downtown Iowa City.
Min was born in Shanghai in 1957. During the Cultural Revolution, she was sent to work in a labor collective. While in the collective, a talent scout for Madame Mao’s Shanghai Film Studio recruited her to work in propaganda films. Min moved to the United States in 1984. Her first book, the memoir “Red Azalea,” became an international bestseller.