Calling all budding China writers! Here is Mr. Steyngart’s advice for you:
FP: What do you recommend a young writer do in China?
GS: I’d start in the financial side — young guy or girl, just out of Princeton, gets involved in some sort of private equity thing, learns about the corruption, and at the same time learn about the Asian work ethic. That’s amazing that there hasn’t been a great expatriate novel; it seems like half of the Ivy League is holed up in Shanghai.