The Short Story: Hero of Contemporary Chinese Literature

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-short-story-hero-of-contemporary-chinese-literature-tickets-127886103779

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Short stories are under-represented in translation but they have much to offer. Eric Abrahamsen and Dylan Levi King discuss why readers, and publishers, should dive in.

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This was an interesting event! This morning I listened to the 忽左忽右 podcast, ep. 31, with 黄昱宁, where she was talking about writing short stories vs. writing novels.

Anna G Chen, November 27, 2020, 6:49p.m.

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Glad you enjoyed it Anna! We hope to put on plenty more in the future.

It's definitely not a new topic. One author I asked for tips in the run up to the event suggested that the reason the short story reigns in South America (unrecognised by English publishing) is because of the strength of the oral storytelling tradition there. He discusses the idea with another writer on this podcast, https://open.spotify.com/episode/1PHVkObQsbdyznBjAf6XCn?si=PWQwupWIRF-MwA7o0Pe3WQ They suggest the same for why the Irish short story tradition is so strong too, so obviously there is an English market for short stories!

I'll give that episode a listen, thanks!

 Jack Hargreaves, December 8, 2020, 12p.m.

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