Xu Xiaobin 徐小斌 and Nicky Harman in Conversation

  • Date: Wednesday 20 April 2016
  • Time: 14:45 - 16:30
  • Location: University of Leeds, Parkinson Building, Room 1.08

Refreshments provided and bookstall from Blackwells on contemporary Chinese literature.

We will be welcoming author Xu Xiaobin and translator Nicky Harman to Leeds to discuss the writing and translation of Xu’s novel, Crystal Wedding, published in March 2016 by Balestier Press.

The translation of Crystal Wedding was supported by an English PEN Translates Award. Xu Xiaobin discusses her relationships with literature, and the politics of being a writer in China in ‘Amid a Sea of Red Flags’, translated by Nicky Harman and Natascha Bruce, on the English PEN Atlas site here.

Xu Xiaobin is our book club author of the month for April, and you can read her story ‘Snow’, also translated by Nicky and Natascha, on our book club page, in Chinese and English. It was first published as part of the Read Paper Republic series of translated Chinese fiction.