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Literary Event, Mon 24 Feb 2020, free entry

Speculative Fiction from Hong Kong with Dorothy Ts

Speculative Fiction from Hong Kong with Dorothy Ts

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Part of Leeds Lit Fest 2020

Join us for a reading and Q&A with acclaimed Hong Kong author Dorothy Tse (謝曉虹) and translator Natascha Bruce, who’ll be discussing their work together, including an upcoming collection of Chinese speculative fiction, _That We May Live [https://www.catranslation.org/shop/book/that-we-may-live-calico/], _from Two Lines Press. In Dorothy’s stories, humans turn into fish, limbs are exchanged as currency, and familiar cityscapes fragment along with reality. Come and find out more about her fascinating work, and the challenges involved in its translation.

Dorothy and Natascha are the very first author and translator in residence at the Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing this February, and we’re delighted to present this event in association with Leeds Lit Fest [https://leedslitfest.co.uk/].

The event is free and open to all, though tickets will be Pay What You Feel on the night, with all proceeds going to support the brilliant work of Leeds Lit Fest. Please register your attendance. There's also an option to make a donation to the Festival in advance.

There’ll also be the opportunity to purchase drinks. Doors open 6.30pm.

The Leeds Library is on Commercial Street next to Paperchase (not Central Library).

Dorothy Tse is an award-winning writer from Hong Kong. She has published three story collections in Chinese and one in English, _Snow and Shadow [http://www.musemag.hk/books/snow-and-shadow] _(translated by Nicky Harman). She was co-founder of the _Fleurs des lettres _literary journal and currently teaches literature and creative writing at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Natascha Bruce translates fiction from Chinese. Her work includes short stories by Dorothy Tse, _Lake Like a Mirror [http://www.grantabooks.com/lake-like-a-mirror] _by Ho Sok Fong, _Lonely Face [https://www.balestier.com/books/literature/lonely-face/] _by Yeng Pway Ngon and, with Nicky Harman, _A Classic Tragedy _by Xu Xiaobin. She was the first winner of the Bai Meigui Translation Competition [https://writingchinese.leeds.ac.uk/translation-competition/], in 2015. Forthcoming work includes _That We May Live  [https://www.catranslation.org/shop/book/that-we-may-live-calico/]_(which includes her translation of a story by Dorothy Tse), from Two Lines Press.

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 24 Feb 2020 19:00 to 21:00

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Free entry

The event is free and open to all, though tickets will be Pay What You Feel on the night, with all proceeds going to support the brilliant work of Leeds Lit Fest. Please register your attendance. There's also an option to make a donation to the Festival in advance.

Address

The Leeds Library,
18 Commercial Street,
Leeds,
LS1 6AL

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