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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Kate Costello

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Kate Costello is a writer, translator and PhD candidate at the University of Oxford, specializing in avant-garde and experimental literature. She has translated short stories and poems by Renshun Jin, Su Xian, and Wa Lan. Her translations have appeared in Washington Square Review, Chinese Arts and Letters, the LA Review of Books China Channel, and Quarterly Asia, as well as the 2018 Seoul International Writer’s Festival Anthology.