At the end of each calendar year, a writer of minority ethnicity is chosen to write a longish roundup of notable non-Han authors and their new works. This summary then appears widely in mainstream, official media such as Chinawriter.com.cn. The 2015 piece is penned by a member of the Dong people, Yang Yumei (杨玉梅, 侗族), a literary critic and academic who holds a Ph D. in ethnic literature. To read the whole piece in Chinese, see 2015年少数民族文学：文学使命的新实践 .
The roundup is typically politically correct, so don’t go looking for anything too edgy. Reflecting Xi Jinping’s heavyhanded foray into literary criticism (see Writers React), this year’s is perhaps more so. It begins with a long list of non-Han wordsmiths who penned pieces extolling the patriotic contribution of various ethnic groups to the anti-Japanese war in the late 30s right up to the end of World War II. And every effort is made to mention at least one author from as many ethnicities as possible, it would seem. But overall, the list is worth a look because it does highlight many writers and works you will be hearing more about, as well as some promising new writers. Where I can, I offer a link or two about the author or the work.
Ethnic groups with one or more mentions are the Bai, Chaoxian, Dong, Evenki, Gelo, Hani, Hui, Kazakh, Li, Lisu, Maonan, Manchu, Miao, Mongolian, Naxi, Pumi, Qiang, She, Tibetan, Tujia, Uyghur, Xibe, Yao, Yi and Zhuang.
Xiong Huang: 诗人雄黄的《岑庄》
Yang Shifang: 杨仕芳的长篇小说《白天黑夜》. Same author: 《故乡在别处》.