Manchester Literature Festival hosts “The Book of Beijing” discussion

We are co-hosting a discussion at this year’s Manchester Literature Festival on 15 October about “The Book of Beijing”, an anthology of stories published by Comma Press in collaboration with the Manchester Confucius Institute.

Gu Shi and Wen Zhen

Gu Shi and Wen Zhen, two authors from China who contributed to The Book of Beijing anthology, will be reading their work and discussing the book with translator Christopher MacDonald. 

The event will take place at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in central Manchester at 4.00PM and it is free to attend. 

Wen Zhen is one of the best-regarded young writers in China. She was the youngest writer ever to win the prestigious Lao She Literary Award 2014 with ‘A Love Affair on Anxiang Road’ included in her first short story collection Eleven Doses of Love.

Gu Shi’s short fiction has won two Galaxy Awards for Chinese Science Fiction and three Chinese Nebula (Xingyun) Awards. Her novels include Love is Everywhere.

Christopher Macdonald is a translator and interpreter based in South Wales. He won the Comma Press Emerging Translator Award in 2019 and is the author of The Science of War: Sun Tzu’s Art of War re-translated and re-considered.

This event is sponsored by Leonardo Hotels.

Reserve your place to avoid disappointment.