Jozef Banáš (Slovakia), Chen Xiwo (China)
Friday, December 4. 7.30 pm Beijing Time
Widely translated writers from Slovakia and China will take the stage today to discuss how they present global themes in their writing that are informed by local events and people, and how the narratives can remain relevant even as they transcend borders, cultures and languages. Joining the discussion with be Jozef Banáš from Slovakia, whose books have been translated into many languages, including his book on Alexandra Dubcek and the 1968 Prague Spring, Stop Dubcek! The Story of a Man who Defied Power. Chen Xiwo has written academically on comparative literature and his novels and stories have been translated into English, French, Italian, Spanish and Japanese, among other languages. His novel Exile won the prestigious HuangChangXian Literature Prize. Jozef Banáš and Chen Xiwo will discuss some of their own recent work and how they write successfully for global audiences.
How to Join the Online Event:
Zoom Webinar ID: 650 1241 9663 (click to register) or scan the WeChat QR code