What We’re Doing

We have plans. Big plans.

We’re getting ready for our launch event on October 9th, and are excited to be joined by author Chen Xiwo, translator Nicky Harman, and publisher Harvey Thomlinson. Chen’s new book The Book of Sins, has been translated by Nicky, and is published by Make-Do Studios, and we’re looking forward to hearing Chen read his work, followed by what promises to be a lively discussion between all three of our guests!

Chen Xiwo is also the first featured author of our monthly book club. We’re inviting you to join us each month to read and discuss two stories, which will be available in Chinese and in English translation. If you’re in or around Leeds, come and join in the discussion in person! We’ll be holding a book group meeting once a month (details to follow). If you’re not lucky enough to live in Yorkshire, however, then our virtual book club will be open to carry on the discussion online. And we’ll be announcing our line-up of authors very soon…

If reading isn’t enough for you, we also have our translation masterclass and competition. To be run by Nicky Harman and special guest author, the masterclass will be held in November at the University of Leeds. Nicky is one of the most experienced Chinese-English translators in the UK, and was one of the judges for the Harvill Secker Young Translators Prize in 2012, so we’re delighted that she’s coming to Leeds for this.

We’ll be posting again soon with more information on all of these events, and already looking forward to our launch!