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News Released of The 5th EU-China Literary Festival

Interview with Isabel Minhós Martins

Isabel Minhós Martins is an acclaimed Portugese writer and publisher who believes we should never underestimate the ability of children and young readers to grasp the complexities of difficult issues. “I think it is always possible to explain everything to children, even when the problems are complex. It’s good to give them a big view   …Continue Reading

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Interview with Mia Kankimäki

At age 42 Finnish author Mia Kankimäki gave up her job in a publishing house in Helsinki, sold her apartment, and took the plunge to become a full-time writer. And with two best-selling books now already to her credit, she has never looked back. After working in publishing houses for about 10 years as an   …Continue Reading

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Interview with Teresa Präauer

Austrian Teresa Präauer is an acclaimed visual artist with works on display in some of Europe’s finest galleries, but to truly satisfy her creative impulses she now feels she has to delve deep into the world of words and texts. Having studied both art and literature, and collected an array of awards and accolades for   …Continue Reading

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Interview with Stina Jackson

Few authors have enjoyed such runaway success with a debut novel as Swedish writer Stina Jackson, whose Scandinavian noir title The Silver Road has been sold to 29 countries to date and won a slew of international awards. Speaking ahead of her appearance at the 5th EU-China International Literary Festival, Jackson said the book’s success   …Continue Reading

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Interview with Gábor T. Szántó

Chinese readers will soon have Hungarian writer Gábor T. Szántó’s collection 1945 and Other Stories in translation, the book that spawned the feature film that has become a global phenomenon, translated into 40 languages and winning more than 20 awards. Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press will release 1945 and Other Stories in 2021, translated   …Continue Reading

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Interview with David Wagner

Critically acclaimed German author David Wagner is already a prize-winning and respected literary name in China, but with the launch of a new hardcover edition of his novel Lives and the recent release of his work Four Apples in Chinese he is now primed to forge closer ties with Chinese readers. Wagner has been to   …Continue Reading

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Interview with Daan Heerma van Voss

Still only in his mid-thirties, Dutch writer and historian Daan Heerma van Voss has already produced a large body of critically acclaimed work, with a reputation for taking on big topics and forensically examining society’s relationship with its past. “The only thing I tend to do is follow my curiosity and that can go in   …Continue Reading

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Interview with Andrés Barba

Spanish author Andrés Barba’s books are widely praised by great writers around the world, with Nobel laurate Mario Vargas Llosa, for instance, saying “he has his own intentional world perfectly contained and a literary gift that belies his age”. Barba feels he has to really push himself to find that “intentional world” and is in   …Continue Reading

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Interview with Albert Marshall

Maltese poet, playwright and theatre and television director Albert Marshall has cultivated a very close relationship with China over his 50-year career, and says he has developed “aninnate love for the country” over the years. His latest poetry collection – published trilingually in Maltese, Chinese and English – is called Six Chinese Lanterns, and was   …Continue Reading

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Review 6.2: Assessing the World through a Prism of Light

Assessing the World Through a Prism of Light By Bob Abor 2019/6/2 Sanlitun, Beijing   Writers are inspired by the world around them and engage in a range of creative processes to publish stories that challenge readers to look scenarios and people in a different light. Czech novelist Radka Trestikova, Bulgarian prolific poet Keti Bozokuva   …Continue Reading

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