“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

The Wig, by Han Dong, tr. Philip Hand (HSYTP winner 2012)

http://www.granta.com/New-Writing/The-Wig

This evening Philip Hand was announced as the winner of The Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize for his translation from the Chinese of Han Dong’s story ‘The Wig’. The prize received over seventy entries (all of which were translations of this story) and was judged by author Tash Aw, translator Nicky Harman and editor Briony Everroad. The prize focuses on a new language each year and aims to recognise the achievements of young translators at the start of their careers. You can also read an exchange between Han Dong and Philip Hand, here.

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