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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Guardian newspaper runs 5 new Chinese short stories

By Nicky Harman, published

It begins here and - yes - the blurb says it: The London Book Fair welcomes the world's biggest publisher by volume this month, with China selected as the 2012 Market Focus. The Guardian's China stories series presents new English translations of short stories from the most exciting writers working in China today.

I was slightly amazed that the whole project was quite so long and involved. (It was indeed before Christmas when we started it.) There are always niggles, like we only managed one female writer - though she is a cracker - but all in all, it was a swift learning curve and a warm glow of satisfaction is stealing over me.

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Well done, Nicky - for asking Richard Lea at The Guardian well in advance of the London Book Fair, and for seeing this project through to completion. And also, many congratulations on the China Inside Out day at the Free Word Centre, on 29 March. That was a very interesting day. Keep up the good work!

Helen Wang, April 10, 2012, 5:38a.m.

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