Skip to content

This sixth edition of the EU-China International Literary Festival invites leading female novelists, short story writers, poets, non-fiction writers screenwriters, and playwrights from the 27 EU Member States and from several provices across China to discuss their work, their creative ideas and the world that inspires them.

 

01

Official Opening of the 6th EU-China International Literary Festival

 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-

   Speakers:     H.E. Nicolas Chapuis, Ambassador of the European Union to China,

                         Lídia Jorge (Portugal), Xu Xiaobin (China)

 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-

   Time:            Saturday, November 27. 2pm Beijing Time

 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-
H.E. Nicolas Chapuis, Ambassador of the European Union to China, will give a keynote address and officially open the 6th EU-China International Literary Festival. Joining him on this occasion are two distinguished writers who will participate in the festival, Lídia Jorge from Portugal and Xu Xiaobin from China, who will speak to the festival’s theme: “Through Women’s Eyes – Reading Between the Lines.”
 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-

   Join:                                              

                scan the WeChat QR code                 Watch Streaming Service

 

 

 

 

 

02   Women in Writing

 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-

   Speakers:   Judith Hermann (Germany), Zhai Yongming (China)

 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-

   Time:         Saturday, November 27. 4pm

 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-
Short story master Judith Hermann in her second novel Home portrays a middle-aged heroine who looks back on the past and creates the future: she abandons the past, develops a spirit of perseverance in the strong storm by the sea and transforms into another person. The protagonist talks about the watershed of memory and life, about the moment when the old world sinks and the new world is born. The Chinese version of Home will be published by Shanghai Literature and Art Publishing House in 2023. The development of Zhai Yongming’s poetry has several stages. The 1983 her poem Woman remains the trace of the obscure poetry school but has shown signs of neo-feminism and poetic discourse. Her stay in New York in the early 1990s meant a break with past poetry and a new beginning. Life in Berlin in 2000 was another turning point, and Zhai Yongming’s poems became more concise. In the decades of poetry writing, Zhai Yongming has always maintained ample vigor of writing and thinking. Important works have been created in every period, which is of unquestionable importance in the Chinese poetry world. German writer Judith Hermann and Chinese poet and writer Zhai Yongming will have a literary dialogue on female writing and the diversity and creativity of European and Chinese female writers. This event was hosted by Dr. Clemens Treter, Dean of the Goethe-Institut Beijing. The event will be broadcast live on the WeChat platform of the Goethe-Institut China.
 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-

   Join:                                              

                scan the WeChat QR code                 Watch Streaming Service

 

 

 

03 The Murmuring Coast

 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-

   Speakers:   Lídia Jorge (Portugal), Helena Lv (China)

 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-

   Time:         Sunday, November 28. 4pm Beijing Time

 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-
Lídia Jorge is a legendary Portuguese writer who has been honoured as one of the “10 greatest literary voices” by the renowned French magazine Littéraire. Jorge, whose work is representative of a style of Portuguese writing known as the “Post Revolution Generation”, has won many prestigious awards for her work which has been translated around the globe. Two of Lídia Jorge’s book are now being published in China: Os Memoráveis (Those We Shall Remember) by Haitian Publishing House and A Costa dos Murmúrios (The Murmuring Coast) by Horizon Media Company. A Costa dos Murmúrios was translated into Chinese by leading literary translator Helena Lv who will join Lídia Jorge in discussion today. They will discuss Lídia’s hugely successful career, best-selling titles such as Os Memoráveis, and the process of writing and translating A Costa dos Murmúrios – a book which the German newspaper FAZ referred to as “the most significant contribution to contemporary Portuguese literature”. In conversation with Berlinka.
 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-

   Join:                                              

                scan the WeChat QR code                 Watch Streaming Service

 

 

 

 

04   Hills of Paradise:

A History of Power and Powerlessness

 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-

   Speakers:   Mineke Schipper (The Netherlands)

 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-

   Time:         Tuesday, November 30. 7pm Beijing Time

 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-
Mineke Schipper is a multi-award-winning Dutch author of academic books, essays and novels. In this discussion she will present her acclaimed book Hills of Paradise: A History of Power and Powerlessness, which will be published in Chinese by Guangxi Normal University Press. Since time began the female body has been desired, admired, used and abused. Even advertising can’t do without it. Men and women have always needed each other but why did men end up with more power than women? Answers to this question have a lot to do with female anatomy, argues Schipper. Through the ages male narrators, artists and scholars have shone light on those body parts they do not have: breasts, wombs and vulvas – the topics of this book. The female sex has given birth to human life and sexual lust but also to anxieties: fear of the magic of nipples, hymens and menstrual blood. Fear of dark passages, in which that most vulnerable of male parts must heroically find its way. Fear of dependency on mothers and other women. To calm these fears, Schipper says, mythology has come up with male creators not only of the world but also of human life, and women have been denied access to public spheres because of their ‘distracting’ anatomy. Mineke Schipper will join Rianka Mohan in conversation.
 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-

   Join:                                              

                scan the WeChat QR code                 Watch Streaming Service

 

 

 

05   A Sense of Place:

Visualising and setting the Scene

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Speakers: Iben Mondrup (Denmark), Ina Vultchanova (Bulgaria) and Dong Lai (China)

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Time:        Thursday, December 2. 7pm Beijing Time

 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
In this discussion three leading writers will discuss their work and how they set the scene and transport the reader willingly to their fictional worlds. Novelist Iben Mondrup was brought up in Greenland and that remote landscape features prominently in some of her work, such as in her acclaimed novel Tabita, while her background as a visual artist has also greatly influenced her writing. Ina Vultchanova is a Bulgarian journalist, writer, translator and audio dramatist. Her third novel The Crack-up Island, which won the European Union Prize for Literature, presents a magic liaison between two women who barely know each other telling their singular stories – an interlocking puzzle all set on a fascinating and remote island. Dong Lai was selected as the writer of the year in Selected Journals of Chinese Literature, and in 2019 her debut short story collection Deep River won the first prize in the Douban Reading Essay Contest. With an unconventional, self-proclaimed “wild” writing style, she often adopts a free-form and scattered approach to setting scenes and building narratives. Iben Mondrup, Ina Vultchanova and Dong Lai will join Berlinka in conversation to discuss some of their recently published work and the literary craft at play behind it.
 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-

   Join:                                              

                scan the WeChat QR code                 Watch Streaming Service

 

 

 

 

06   Our Time, Our Gender

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Speakers: Zhang Li (China), Myriam Leroy (Belgium), Monika Herceg (Croatia)

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Time:        Saturday, December 4. 2pm Beijing Time

 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
In this event we are joined by three leading writers and contemporary thinkers who will discuss their own work as well as wider questions on gender, feminism and women in literature and society today. Professor Zhang Li is the author of a number of best-selling books including The Occurrence of Modern Chinese Women’s WritingSisters and Our Time and Our Gender, which involved detailed research on 127 contemporary authors. Myriam Leroy is an award-winning Belgian novelist, columnist, broadcaster and playwright whose work often deals with feminism, the place of women in society and misogyny. While Monika Herceg is a poet, playwright, editor, feminist and popular science activist from Croatia – the most awarded young author in recent Croatian history. Zhang Li, Myriam Leroy and Monika Herceg will join moderator Dai Weina in conversation.
 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-

   Join:                                              

                scan the WeChat QR code                 Watch Streaming Service

 

 

 

 

 

07   Enchanting, Enriching, Engaging

– Exploring the World of Children’s Literature

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

   Speakers: Eleni Geroulanou (Greece), Evelina Daciūtė (Lithuania), Lan Lan (China)

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

   Time:         Sunday, December 5. 2pm Beijing Time

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————
Three leading proponents of the form will delve into the varied and deceptively complex area of children’s literature and discuss the challenges and joys involved in engaging children from a young age in the magical world of books. Eleni Geroulanou was born in Athens, Greece. She studied Early Childhood Education and subsequently specialised in Children’s Museum Education. Her best-selling book Once Upon a Bear – illustrated by Iris Samartzi, the Greek illustrator nominee for the 2020 Hans Christian Andersen Award – has been published in China by Hebei Children’s Publishing House. Lan Lan is a poet, writer of fairy tales and essayist from Yantai in Shandong. She has won numerous domestic and international awards for both her poetry and work for children, and in 2014 she was awarded an honorary citizen by the city of Chios, Homer’s hometown in Greece. Lithuanian writer and poet Evelina Daciūtė is an author of 11 children’s books with one poetry book for grownups. Her best known children’s book The Fox on the Swing (illustrated by Aušra Kiudulaitė), which she wrote when she was living in Beijing some years ago, has won numerous international awards and has been translated into several languages. In China it is published by Beijing Qianqiu Zhiye Publishing. Eleni Geroulanou, Lan Lan and Evelina Daciūtė will join moderator Zhang Weina to discuss their own writing and the fascinating genre of children’s literature.
 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-

   Join:                                              

                scan the WeChat QR code                 Watch Streaming Service

 

 

 

08   In Search of Magic and the Muse

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Speakers: Fanni Sütő (Hungary), Andrea H. Hedes (Romania), Huiyi Bao (China)

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Time:        Thursday, December 9. 7pm Beijing Time

 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
In today’s discussion we are joined by three highly versatile writers who work between genres and find inspiration for their work from all walks of life. Fanni Sütő is a prolific Hungarian writer, poet and lyricist who lives in Paris. She is often inspired by the retelling of fairy tales and her favourite genres are the ones where reality and imagination intertwine. Her latest chapbook talks about family and mother-daughter relationships in a fairy tale context, while her most recent collection of poetry explores the complicated love of a female painter and her employer. Andrea H. Hedeș is a Romanian poet, writer, literary critic and publisher who has been widely translated and won several awards for her writing. Her diverse output is reflected in some of her recent publications which include a collection of fairy tales, a story collection entitled Stories from the Other Shore, and a novel A Meeting on Hazard Street. Huiyi Bao is a bilingual poet, literary translator and scholar in medieval literature. She has written many essays and monographs, translated a dozen books from English into Chinese, and published two books of poetry, A Pagan Book of Hours and I Sit on the Edge of the Volcano. Accolades for her writing include the Shanghai Literary and Art Prize and the Wenjin National Book Awards. These genre-crossing, prolific writers will discuss their writing lives with Berlinka and how and where they find their literary muse.
 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-

   Join:                                              

                scan the WeChat QR code                 Watch Streaming Service

 

 

 

09   Deep, Dark and Direct

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Speakers: Inès Bayard (France), Ren Xiaowen (China)

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Time:         Saturday, December 11. 2pm Beijing Time

 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
French author Inès Bayard’s debut novel Le malheur du bas (This Little Family) – published in Chinese by Nanjing University Press – is a literary sensation and has been heralded by critics as “stunning”, “devastating” and “a cry of anguish and fury”, with one reviewer noting “You can’t stop reading, even as you want to look away”. Ren Xiaowen is a multi-award winning author whose works have been translated into several languages. In works including Life, Just So, Island and On the Balcony she tackles a host of societal issues and taboos with her inimitable lyrical sense of style and presents unflinching portraits of our contemporary world. Inès Bayard and Ren Xiaowen will join moderator Dai Weina to discuss their writing lives and how they go deep, dark and direct in their mesmerising works.
 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-

   Join:                                              

                scan the WeChat QR code                 Watch Streaming Service

 

 

 

10   Community, Trauma, Humour and Truth: Writers on Writing

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Speakers: Liang Hong (China), Jan Carson (Ireland), Joanna Bator (Poland)

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Time:        Sunday, December 12. 2pm Beijing Time

 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
In discussion today we are joined by three outstanding writers and storytellers who have garnered multiple awards for their nuanced and compelling writing. Liang Hong, prose writer, non-fiction writer and academic is known for her deep dives into the relationship between literature and rural China, with her award-winning and best-selling titles focusing on village and family life, including Leaving Liangzhuang Village, China in Liangzhuang Village and Holy Family. Jan Carson is a writer and community arts facilitator based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her novel The Fire Starters (Doubleday) won the EU Prize for Literature for Ireland 2019, among several other accolades. Set in Belfast in the aftermath of the Troubles, The Fire Starters is a propulsive tale of fierce familial love and sacrifice infused with magic realism and humour. The novel has connected with audiences worldwide and has already been translated into more than a dozen languages. Joanna Bator is a Polish novelist, non-fiction writer and academic. She is the author of several bestselling titles, including Ciemno, prawie noc (Dark, Almost Night), which was adapted for the screen in 2019. In her sixth novel Gorzko, gorzko (Bitter, Bitter) she returns to the Lower Silesia, inspired by a true story she once heard at a cemetery, where she explores a craving for love and freedom maturing through four generations of women. Liang Hong, Jan Carson and Joanna Bator will join moderator Dai Weina to discuss their writing and how they engage with concepts such as community, trauma, humour and truth in their celebrated works.
 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-

   Join:                                              

                scan the WeChat QR code                 Watch Streaming Service

 

 

 

 

11   Identity, Emancipation and Literary Narratives

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Speakers: Ana Schnabl (Slovenia), Neli Ruotsalainen (Finland), Dan Bao (China)

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Time:        Sunday, December 12. 4pm Beijing Time

 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
Three acclaimed writers will discuss their own approach to writing and examine issues including otherness, identity, emancipation and narratives in the literary context. Ana Schnabl is an award-winning Slovenian novelist and short story writer, as well as a doctoral student of philosophy whose research focuses on the female autobiography and confession and women in psychoanalysis. Dan Bao is an acclaimed writer from Shenyang in China and her writing tackles familial relationships, the inner worlds of contemporary people and female situations. Nelli Ruotsalainen is a poet and writer from Finland whose work stems from a feminist consciousness. Her collection, Täällä en pyydä enää anteeksi (Here I No Longer Apologize), deals with the topics of sexual violence, queer/bisexual identity and intergenerational connections between women, while her latest work features the theme of childbirth and the postpartum period. Ana Schnabl, Dan Bao and Nelli Ruotsalainen will join moderator Dai Weina to discuss their own writing lives and broader questions relating to identity, otherness, emancipation and narratives.
 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————-

   Join:                                              

                scan the WeChat QR code                 Watch Streaming Service

 

 

 

 

12    Protagonists and Antagonists:

Developing Characters on the Page

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Speakers: Nora Wagener (Luxembourg), Lu Min (China), Marie Gamillscheg (Austria)

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Time:       Tuesday, December 14. 7pm Beijing Time

 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
Developing credible, complex protagonists and antagonists is critical in propelling narratives forward. Today we are joined by three leading proponents of the short story and the novel to talk about their work and developing rich and memorable characters on the page. Nora Wagener’s books and texts have already won several awards at home in Luxembourg and abroad and have been translated into other languages. Her most recent story collection is the critically acclaimed Was habe ich verpasst (What Have I Missed). Celebrated Jiangsu writer Lu Min found literary success after gaining life experience working in a variety of jobs. She has been widely translated and won a multitude of awards for the rich narratives and storylines in her short stories and novels, including the highly prestigious Lu Xun Literary Award. Austrian writer Marie Gamillscheg has published widely in literary journals and magazines. Her debut novel Alles was glänzt was awarded the Austrian book prize for the best debut in 2018 and the novel has since been adapted for the stage. Her second novel is Revolt of the Sea Animals. Nora Wagener, Lu Min and Marie Gamillscheg will join moderator Berlinka in conversation to discuss their recent works, and how they develop characters and propel narratives in their award-winning writing.
 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Join:                                              

                scan the WeChat QR code                 Watch Streaming Service

 

 

 

 

13   Why We Write

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Speakers: Natàlia Cerezo (Spain), Ilze Jansone (Latvia), Kuai Lehao (China)

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Time:        Thursday, December 16. 7pm Beijing Time

 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
Today three talented writers will discuss what prompts them to take up the pen to start to write, and how they engage with the creative process to bring their best work out on the page. Natàlia Cerezo is a Spanish writer, proof reader and translator. Her anthology of fifteen stories A les ciutats amagades (In the hidden cities), won an award from Spain’s national public radio service in 2018. In 2021 she published the novel I van passar tants anys (Many years passed), based on the life of her grandmother where she examines the invisibility of women during Franco’s dictatorship. Latvian writer Ilze Jansone has a doctoral degree in theology and publishes research papers about modern literature and religion as well as fiction, including her latest acclaimed novel Things of Men (2020). In her fiction she explores attitudes towards religion, various existential dilemmas, freedom, human’s place in the world and questions about the meaning of life. Kuai Lehao is a journalist and commentator, art critic, fiction writer and literary translator. Her recent publications include the critically acclaimed short story collection The Servant of Time, and a travelogue The Children of God Are Traveling. Natàlia Cerezo, Ilze Jansone and Kuai Lehao will join Berlinka to talk about their writing careers and the motivation driving their creativity.
 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Join:                                              

                scan the WeChat QR code                 Watch Streaming Service

 

 

 

 

 

14   Fiction, Beauty and Truth

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Speakers: Mudlum (Estonia), Zhang Lingling (China)

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Time:        Saturday, Dcember 18, 2pm Beijing Time

 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
The Estonian writer and literary critic Made Luiga, who writes under the pseudonym Mudlum, studied theatre studies, Estonian literature, and philosophy. Her novel Poola poisid (Polish Boys) won Estonia’s highest annual prose award and the 2020 European Union Prize for Literature. The book is a bildungsroman inspired by an Estonian cultural group that Mudlum was herself a part of; an allegoric story of young bohemian intellectuals who settle in old dilapidated buildings and follow their ideals. Zhang Lingling is from Jiangsu and she has published extensively in prestigious literary journals, including October, Flower City and Shanhua, and her acclaimed short story collection is entitled Jealousy. She has collected many awards to date for her writing, including the Zhejiang Literary Star Outstanding Award and the Shandong Literature Award. Mudlum and Zhang Lingling will join Berlinka to discuss some of their award-winning work and the writers’ perpetual search for beauty and truth in fiction.
 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Join:                                              

                scan the WeChat QR code                 Watch Streaming Service

 

 

15   Literature in “Liquid Times”

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Speakers: Barbora Hrínová (Slovakia), Wei Wei (China), Monika Zgustova (Czech Republic)

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Time:        Saturday, December 18. 4pm Beijing Time

 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
In his 2007 book Liquid Times: Living in an Age of Uncertainty Polish sociologist and philosopher Zygmunt Bauman wrote that the passage from “solid” to “liquid” modernity has created a new and unprecedented setting for individual life pursuits, confronting individuals with a series of challenges never before encountered. These are, of course, realities and themes that fiction writers also grapple with in their narratives. In this discussion, three award-winning writers will discuss their recent writing, the development of their narratives, and the challenges and obstacles their characters face in contemporary life. Barbora Hrínová is a Slovakian fiction writer, screenwriter and teacher. Her debut collection of short stories Unicorns won the most prestigious national literary award Anasoft litera 2021. She describes the characters in Unicorns as being eternal seekers and people dealing with some kind of otherness, loneliness and uncertainty. Chinese writer Wei Wei has published several critically acclaimed novels and essays. Her works have been translated into numerous languages and she has won a host of awards, including the Lu Xun Literature Award, the China Fiction Society Award, and the Chinese Literature Media Award·Annual Novelist Award. She is currently the Dean of the Guangdong Academy of Arts. Monika Zgustova is an award-winnging writer, translator and journalist. She is the author of several best-sellling novels including La mujer silenciosa (The Silent Woman), considered one of the five best novels of 2005; and Vestidas para un baile en la nieve (Dressed for a dance in the snow), counted among the 75 Notable Books in Translation by World Literature Today. Barbora Hrínová, Wei Wei and Monika Zgustova will join moderator Dai Weina to discuss some of their recent work and the craft of literature in an age of uncertainty.
 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Join:                                              

                scan the WeChat QR code                 Watch Streaming Service

 

 

 

 

16   The Transformative Powers of Children’s Literature

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Speakers: Anna Kouppanou (Cyprus), Yin Jianling (China)

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Time:     Sunday, December 19. 2pm Beijing Time

 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
Two esteemed writers will join today’s event to discuss their acclaimed work and the transformative power of literature for children. Anna Kouppanou has won numerous awards for her books and is the Cyprus IBBY, Hans Christian Andersen Nominee for 2022. She is an educator, a philosopher of education, a poet, and an author of children and young adult fiction. With books such as The Incredible Discovery of Sebastian Montefiore, Anna Kouppanou’s work promotes inclusion and acceptance through the genres of fantasy and realism, while encouraging interspecies coexistence, respect for otherness – in all of its forms, and cultivating the need for social change. Yin Jianling is a celebrated Chinese writer for children who has won numerous awards for her works that have been translated into several countries around the world. She is a newspaper editor and journalist and writes poetry, essays and novels, and is particularly known for her writing for children, in particular for adolescence, with classic titles such as To Future You – 15 Letters for a Girl, To the Growing You – 15 Letters of Youth and her best-selling 15-volume series Yin Jianling’s Children’s Literature Hardcover Collection. Anna Kouppanou and Yin Jianling will join Berlinka in conversation.
 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Join:                                              

                scan the WeChat QR code                 Watch Streaming Service

 

 

 

17   Linguistic Richness: Poets on the Page

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Speakers:  Helena Boberg (Sweden), Simone Inguanez (Malta), Dai Weina (China)

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Time:         Sunday, December 19. 4pm Beijing Time

 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
Today we shall be joined by highly talented poets from Sweden, Malta and China to discuss their writing lives and their rich, distilled writing processes. Acclaimed Swedish poet Helena Boberg’s second book Sense Violence (Sinnesvåld) is a book-length poem that hinges on the dichotomy of a masculine will to power and a call to action for a feminine collective to confront it on all corners – from mythologies to cultural tropes and ingrained hierarchies. Simone Inguanez is a poet, translator and arts strategist from Malta. Her acclaimed work has been translated into several languages, and as a poet she is particularly fascinated with people, narratives, words and silence. Dai Weina is a poet, short story writer, playwright, translator, editor and scholar based in Beijing. She has published several poetry collections, notably Face Shield and Soul Gymnastics. Her numerous awards include the Annual Pacific Poet Award, and her work has been translated into English, German and Korean. Helena Boberg, Simone Inguanez and Dai Weena will join moderator Berlinka to discuss their writing and the poet’s perpetual pursuit of linguistic richness.
 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Join:                                              

                scan the WeChat QR code                 Watch Streaming Service

 

 

 

18   Writing Lives: Turning a Passion into a Profession

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Speakers: Chiara Gamberale (Italy), Xu Xiaobin (China), Cheng Ying (China)

 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Time:        Sunday, December 19. 6pm Beijing Time

 ————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
Italian author, TV host and journalist Chiara Gamberale broke into the literary scene from a very early age and has been a shining star ever since, with her books now available in 16 countries around the world, including Qualcosa and Le luci nelle case degli altri in Chinese. She turned her passion for writing into her profession early on and feels this is in part due to the deep relationship between her life and the themes she explores in her writing: families, childhood, relationships, and what she describes as “the eternal misunderstanding between men and women”. Chen Ying holds Ph.D. in Linguistics from University of Macerata, Italy. She once taught in Italy and is now a professor at Sichuan International Studies University. She mainly studies linguistics, modern and contemporary literature and translation. She is also a well-known translator in China for Italian literature. She participated in the translation of Chiara Gamberale’s Qualcosa. Xu Xiaobin is a celebrated writer, national first-class screenwriter, painter, and paper-cutting artist. She has published literary works since 1981. Her works include Feathered Serpent, Dream of Dunhuang, Princess Deling and Pisces Constellation. She has won the first National Lu Xun Literature Award, the first and third National Women’s Literature Awards, the 8th National Book Award, the First Prize of the 2nd Canadian Chinese Literature Award Novel Award, and the 2015 British PEN Literature Award. Her book Feathered Serpent was the first Chinese work included in the international publishing plan of Simon & Schuster. Her works have been translated into dozens of languages. Chiara Gamberale, Chen Ying and Xu Xiaobin will join moderator Dai Weina to discuss their careers, their early love for literature, and how they managed to turn their passion into highly successful literary careers.
 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

   Join:                                              

                scan the WeChat QR code                 Watch Streaming Service

 


           

GET THE 6TH EU-CHINA LITERARY FESTIVAL PROGRAMME DOWNLOAD PDF