Shan Sa is the pseudonym of Yan Ni , a French author and painter. 'The Girl Who Played Go' was the first of her novels to be published outside of France, and won the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens . Her second novel to appear in English translation was 'Empress' . She was awarded chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in July 2009 and chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite in May 2011. Wikipedia*
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Shan Sa has one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2005 Forum.