Manchester Literature Festival: Chen Qiufan & Xia Jia
- Sat 12 Oct 2019
- 2:00 pm
Two of China’s most acclaimed science fiction writers join us for this special event.
Chen Qiufan (aka Stanley Chan) is the author of Waste Tide. Set in the world’s largest e-waste recycling centre, the novel considers the complexities of the climate emergency, class, power and globalisation. His work has been translated into English by Ken Liua.
Xia Jia (aka Wang Yao) is an academic, fiction writer and translator. Seven of her stories have won the Galaxy Award, China’s most prestigious science fiction award. She has published a fantasy novel and three science-fiction short story collections in Chinese. Her first collection to be translated into English, A Summer Beyond Your Reach, is forthcoming in November. Her work has been translated by Ken Liu, Emily Jen and Carmen Yiling Yan.
This event will be hosted by Naomi Frisby and presented in partnership with the Confucius Institute.