The BookBlast 10×10 Tour: Balestier Press in Waterstones Liverpool, 1st November 2018

Yan Ge and her translator, Nicky Harman, will be in a conversation,
on #MeToo Moments: takes an unvarnished look at men behaving badly in China;
and on The Chilli Bean Paste Clan, its inspiration, and its translation.

Location: Waterstones, Liverpool, UK
Date: 1 November 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 6.30 p.m.

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Book focus: The Chilli Bean Paste Clan, (Balestier Press, 2018), is a rags-to-riches tale about a small-town Chinese family’s fortunes. In preparing for their formidable matriarch Gran’s eightieth birthday long-time sibling rivalries flare up with renewed vigour. Nicky Harman’s dignified, pacey, idiomatic translation draws the reader into a world of muddle and intrigue, blending farce and nostalgia. The recipient of an English PEN Award.

Yan Ge is the chairperson of the China Young Writers Association. People’s Literature magazine chose her as one of China’s twenty future literary masters, and she was selected as Best New Writer by the prestigious Chinese Literature Media Prize in 2012.

Nicky Harman is a UK-based prize-winning literary translator, working from Chinese to English. She focuses on fiction, poetry and occasionally literary nonfiction.

(See the full catalogue of BookBlast’s tour events here).

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