Black Flame, by Heihe
Later, on Tuesday afternoon, MacLachlan and Fizet head towards the Chinese pavilion, where MacLachlan will talk about a book she knows little about. The Chinese have scheduled a press conference to announce the English-language edition of Black Flame, a children’s book to be released by Anansi’s sister publisher, Groundwood Books, in 2013.... The emcee, a young woman in a black cocktail dresses, describes Heihe, the book’s author, as “one of the most popular authors of animal stories in China.” The book is about a puppy orphaned after its mother is killed by a snow leopard. After a short speech from Huang Jian, president and publisher of Jieli Publishing House, the book’s Chinese publisher, MacLachlan takes the podium. Normally an assured public speaker, she seems out of her element.
This book is translated by Anna Holmwood