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EU-China-litfest 24: Travel, Memoir, Inspirational Lives – The road to Narrative Non-Fiction

Mia Kankimäki (Finland) and Zhang Li (China)

Saturday, December 5. 5 pm Beijing Time


Today we are joined by two leading writers who have taken to the road in search of stories, inspirational female characters and experiences to fuel their narrative non-fiction writing. Mia Kankimäki

is the author of two best-selling books which blend travelogue, memoir, biography and women’s history. Her latest book, The Women I Think About At Night was inspired by her travels in the footsteps of inspirational, historical female figures in Africa, Europe and Asia. Award-winning writer and literary academic Zhang Li has written several very successful books, including The Occurrence of Modern Chinese Women’s Writing, Sisters, The Story of a Traveller, and in 2019 she published research on 127 contemporary Chinese authors under the theme “Gender and our Time”. Mia Kankimäki and Zhang Li will discuss what excites them as researchers and writers, the lure of the open road, and how they develop compelling narrative non-fiction.


How to Join the Online Event:

Zoom Webinar ID: 640 0785 1952 (click to register)     or     scan the WeChat QR code

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