Bookworm 10 Keynote Address | The Bookworm

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by Project Pengyou on September 25th, 2015   498 views

When and Where

  • 25/09/2015
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

  • The Bookworm
    三里屯南街4号院
    Beijing
    China
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Bookworm 10 Keynote Address | The Bookworm

Event Details

Three Chinese authors will each give a 10-minute speech on the topic of literature and expression in China. A short discussion and audience Q-and-A will follow.

Friday, September 25, 8pm
Bookworm 10 Keynote Address
Sheng Keyi, Fiction Writer
Yuan Ling, Journalist and Non-Fiction Writer
The Bookworm
The Bookworm | 50RMB

Three Chinese authors will each give a 10-minute speech on the topic of literature and expression in China. A short discussion and audience Q-and-A will follow.

Sheng Keyi 盛可以  is a fiction writer born in Yiyang, Hunan, later moving to Shenzhen before settling in Beijing, where she currently lives. Sheng Keyi is the author of six novels, two of which have been translated into English: Northern Girls, longlisted for the 2012 Man Asia Literary Prize, and Death Fugue. Sheng is known for the fierce and often unforgiving style of her writing, her different narrative voices and insightful observations.

Yuan Ling 袁凌,  born in rural Shaanxi province, is a journalist and nonfiction writer whose reportage ranges from SARS victims to slave workers, from the Three Gorges Dam to the rebuilding of Wenchuan after the 2008 earthquake. His 2012 article on coal mining, “Night Watchman Gao Hua”《守夜人高华》, was awarded Tencent’s annual Distinguished Feature prize. His latest book is My Ninety-Nine Deaths 《我的九十九次死亡》, which tells the true story of 99 different deaths from both natural and unnatural causes, from disease to coal mining accidents to murder at the hands of the Red Guard.

Advanced Registration is not required.

Event information courtesy of Legation Quarter.

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