OK, I realise I'm a year late but I don't read the People's Daily that often :)
This time last year the paper chose Canticle to the Land by Catholic novelist, Fan Wen, as one of its Top 5 novels of the year.
There are howls of anguish about the (supposed) demise of the Catholic novel in the English-speaking world so it's good to see that the situation isn't so bleak in the People's Republic.
To read more about Fan Wen's work click here or here. There are no plans for an English translation at the moment but, I hope, a French translation may be published later this year.