This film about the courageous Stars artists will come to the UK soon. I’m delighted because I wrote Brushstrokes in Time to tell the story of the Stars – it’s the ONLY novel inspired by them.
I’ve had more good news .
John Gittings who was in Beijing in 1979 sent me this endorsement for the cover.
Sylvia Vetta evokes in her lively narrative China’s turbulent political culture of the 1970s and ‘80s, when China’s youth struggled for self-expression. Whether describing how students were ‘sent to the countryside’ or how, after Mao died, young artists hung their experimental work outside the national art gallery, Vetta is always accurate with a grasp of vivid detail.
John Gittings
Chief Foreign Leader-Writer at the Guardian(1983-2003)