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The SinoLEEDS Festival - From 书 to Book

Wednesday 11 October 2023, 1pm - 6pm

Curious about the journey a Chinese book takes on the road to translation? Everything from original creation to translation and publishing?

We're excited to be working with Sinoist Books on the inaugural SinoLEEDS Sinophone Writing Festival, an annual festival celebrating some of the best writing from the Chinese-speaking world, supported with funding by Arts Council England.

This year’s theme is “From 书 to Book”, where we explore the journey a Chinese language book takes on its way into the hands of an English language reader. The event will involve author conversations, and discussions with translators and publishing professionals.

To find out more about the afternoon's program, and reserve your free tickets, please see our Eventbrite page. (You're welcome to attend individual events, or the whole afternoon!)

About the speakers

Liu Zhenyun 刘震云 is an author of novels, short stories and screenplays. His honours and awards are numerous, including the Mao Dun Literature Prize and France’s Knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Liang Hong 梁鸿 is an award-winning writer, essayist and professor. She is known for her trailblazing focus on rural people’s stories.

Nicky Harman 韩斌 is an award-winning UK-based translator, passionate about spreading Chinese literature to English. She has brought the likes of Xinran, Yan Ge, A Yi and others to an international audience.

Sophie O'Neill is the Managing Director of Inpress, the sales and marketing agency for independent presses funded by Arts Council England. Inpress currently represents 60 brilliant independent publishers to the UK market.

David Lammie worked in financial marketing in the 1980s before switching to the world of journalism. In 2014 to became senior fiction editor at ACA Publishing.