Chen Qiufan and Xia Jia at Manchester Literature Festival
|Dates:||12 October 2019|
|Times:||14:00 - 15:00|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
We are delighted to welcome two of China’s most acclaimed science fiction writers to MLF. Chen Qiufan (aka Stanley Chan) is the author of Waste Tide. Set in the world’s largest e-waste recycling centre, the novel considers the complexities of the climate emergency, class, power and globalisation. His work has been translated into English by Ken Liu. Xia Jia (aka Wang Yao) is an academic, fiction writer and translator. Seven of her stories have won the Galaxy Award, China’s most prestigious science fiction award. She has published a fantasy novel and three science-fiction short story collections in Chinese, with her first collection to be translated into English, A Summer Beyond Your Reach, coming in November. Her work has been translated by Ken Liu, Emily Jen and Carmen Yiling Yan.
There will also be a writing workshop organised by CFCCA in conjunction with this event. Visit www.cfcca.org.uk for more information.
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