A Perfect Crime: A Yi 阿乙 Reading and Q&A

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  • Time: 17:15 - 18:30
  • Location: Leeds University, Baines Wing, Seminar Room 3.06
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In the last of the Writing Chinese series of this term, we’re delighted to welcome author A Yi 阿 乙 to Leeds, on the occasion of the launch of the English translation of his new book, A Perfect Crime (下面我该干些什么), translated by Anna Holmwood. Very little crime fiction from China has been published to date in English translation and we’re delighted to have this opportunity to hear from the author first-hand. A Yi, a former police officer in Beijing, has written what has been described as an insider’s book — “an authentic evocation of the rhythms of small-town Chinese life and speech, from pool halls to police stations; part murder story, part exposé of contemporary China’s moral crisis.”

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The reading will be in Chinese, with English translation.

There’ll be wine and nibbles from 5.15, plus a book stall from Blackwells Books.

This event has been made possible thanks to the support of English PEN.