In Conversation with Jeremy Tiang

  • Date: Thursday 13 December 2018
  • Time: 2-3pm
  • Venue: rm 1.08 Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
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We’re delighted to welcome writer, translator and playwright Jeremy Tiang back to Leeds, to discuss his work. Jeremy has been a long-term supporter of the Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing, and we’re looking forward to talking to him about his own writing, and his translations of authors such as Chan Ho-Kei and Yeng Pway Ngon (plus the autobiography of Jackie Chan!)

Jeremy’s first novel State of Emergency (Epigram Books) won the 2017 Singapore Literature Prize, and you can read reviews from our Book Review Network here.

His translation of the crime novel The Borrowed by Hong Kong author Chan Ho-Kei is published in the UK by Head of Zeus. We’re looking forward to talking to Jeremy about this translation, as part of our focus over the next year on genre fiction.

You can also find out more about Jeremy on our Bookclub page.

Following the talk there will be tea, coffee and Christmassy nibbles provided from 3pm in the common room of the Centre for Translation Studies, as well as a bookstall from Blackwells Books (an excellent opportunity for Chinese fiction-themed Christmas presents!) and an opportunity to continue discussions informally.

We’ll also be announcing details of this year’s Bai Meigui Translation Competition.

All welcome! The event is free, but please sign up on our Eventbrite page.