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March Book Review Residential Weekend

Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 March, 2018, Sat 10.30 am - Sun 4.30 pm
Weetwood Hall, Leeds

This March we will be holding our second Book Review Network residential weekend, at Weetwood Hall in Leeds. This two-day event will be an opportunity for members of our Writing Chinese Book Review Network to meet featured authors and translators and discuss their work.

Over the course of the weekend there will be author and translator talks, and informal sessions devoted to discussion of featured books, as well as to different aspects of fiction and translation.

Our four featured books are:

The Chilli Bean Paste Clan, by Yan Ge, translated by Nicky Harman (Balestier Press)

Young Babylon, by Lu Nei, translated by Poppy Toland (Amazon Crossing)

Cantonese Love Stories, by Dung Ka-cheung, translated by Bonnie S. McDougall and Anders Hansson (Penguin)

Unrest, by Yeng Pway Ngon, translated by Jeremy Tiang (Balestier Press)

And we're delighted that two of the authors and three translators will be joining us:

Yan Ge 颜歌, author of The Chilli Bean Paste Clan and other work.

Nicky Harman, translator of Yan Ge's The Chilli Bean Paste Clan, Dorothy Tse’s Snow and Shadow, and many more.

Rachel Henson, translator of numerous works, including Lu Nei's short story, Keep Running, Little Brother, for Read Paper Republic.

Lu Nei 路内, author of Young Babylon (translated by Poppy Toland) and other work.

Jeremy Tiang, playwright, author of State of Emergency and other work, and translator of  Yeng Pway Ngon's Unrest, amongst others.


You can find out more about our first residential weekend in Halima's blog post here.



Saturday 17th March

10:30-11:00         Coffee/arrival (Cookridge Breakout area)

11:00-11:30         Welcome and introductions (Cookridge Suite)

11:30 -12:30       Input and Q&A: Lu Nei 路内and Rachel Henson

12:30–13:30        Lunch (Convive Restaurant)

13:30-14:30         Small group discussions: Young Babylon《少年巴比伦》(Cookridge Suite)

14:30-15:15        Input and Q&A: Jeremy Tiang

15:15-15:45        Tea/Coffee/bookstall (Cookridge Breakout area)

15:45-16:45         Small group discussions: Unrest《騷動》

16:45-17:15         New Chinese writing going global: A publisher’s view, with Liu Qiao 刘乔

17:15-17:45         Free time

17:45     Drinks and screening of Ruined City (废都documentary on Jia Pingwa 贾平凹, directed by Ye Lang 叶朗) (Kirkstall Room)

Sunday 18th March

08:00-10:00         Breakfast for residential delegates (Woodlands Suite)

09:45-10:15         Coffee (Cookridge Breakout area)

10:15-11:00         Input and Q&A: Yan Ge颜歌 and Nicky Harman (Cookridge Suite)

11:00-12:00         Small group discussions: The Chilli Bean Paste Clan《我们家》(Cookridge Suite)

12:00-13:00        Lunch (Convive Restaurant)

13:00-13:45         Input and Q&A (various) (Cookridge Suite)

13:45-14:45        Small group discussions: Cantonese Love Stories《夢華錄》by Dung Kai-cheung董啓章 (Cookridge Suite)

14:45-15:15        Tea/Coffee/Bookstall (Cookridge Breakout area)

15:15-16:30         What next? Roundtable on current projects and future plans (Cookridge Suite)