Top 15 richest Chinese writers

By Zhang Junmian
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   Nanpai Sanshu(penname) 南派三叔


 Royalty Income: 15.8 million yuan (US$ 2.49 million)

Best seller: "The Graver Robbers' Chronicles" series

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Nanpai Sanshu (real name Xu Lei) is a best-selling thriller writer. Xu once worked at a foreign trade company, and he began to write his "The Graver Robbers' Chronicles" series online in 2006. The series made Xu's name. The 29-year-old writer, more popularly-known by his penname Nanpai Sanshu, has seen his masterpiece sell more than 2 million copies and translated into several languages.

The series, with seven books already published and the eighth expected this year, made Nanpai Sanshu a household name among Chinese young people. The series' copyright has been bought by Hollywood's Paramount Pictures, and there are plans for three films based on the story. In 2011, Xu launched two MOOKs: fantasy-focused "Great Reads" and "Comic Shock" both of which aroused an instant frenzy among his fans.

Book Description of "The Graver Robbers' Chronicles":

Uncle Three has never found a grave he wouldn't rob. He can't help it—it's in his blood—grave robbing has been the family business for centuries. So when his bookseller nephew comes to him with a map to an ancient tomb, Uncle Three sets off to find it, in the company of some grave-robbing colleagues, his nerdy nephew, and a strange poker-faced guy that nobody can quite figure out.

Uncle Three knows that the grave he seeks will lead him and his companions to "another kind of world," but not even he could ever imagine what they are about to find. Lost in a labyrinthine cavern that is full of dead bodies, Uncle Three and his comrades fight for their lives as they come up against vampires, corpse-eating bugs, and blood zombies.

The first volume of "The Grave Robbers' Chronicles", which will soon be followed by "Angry Sea, Hidden Sand, Cavern of the Blood Zombies" is as impossible to put down as a bag of good potato chips. A story with more twists and turns than a burial cavern and the funniest grave robbers the world has ever known, it's kept Chinese readers awake far into the night. Now it's your turn…(From

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