#BLF 2018# LOCAL STORIES, GLOBAL THEMES
2018年3月20日 星期二 18:00 至 19:00 The Bookworm Courtyard #4, South Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing Phone: 10 6503 2050 老书虫 北京市朝阳区南三里屯路4号院 电话：10 6503 2050 Notice: due to high demand, we cannot take reservations over phone or email; please purchase your tickets at The Bookworm or online.
2018年3月20日 星期二 18:00 至 19:00
The Beijing Bookworm
The Beijing Bookworm
Glenn Diaz, Wang Yan, Li Hongwei
moderated by Deva Eveland
Tuesday, March 20, 6 pm | 60 RMB
In this discussion, we bring together award-winning writers from the Philippines and China to talk about how they craft their writing and produce stories that are local yet readily resonate in other cultures and countries. Glenn Diaz is the author of The Quiet Ones which won the Philippines’ Palanca Grand Prize for the Novel in 2017. The book – a grimly humorous take on a soul-sapping, multi-billion-dollar industry – is set in a call centre in the Philippines where some employees hatch a plan to embezzle money from the American telecom giant they man the phone for. Wang Yan first built up a big following online and has also won awards for his screenwriting. His latest short story collection is Cut Silent, which includes six short stories, featuring six ordinary people leading six unorthodox lives. Li Hongwei – a poet, translator and writer – was awarded the Asia Weekly Top 10 Chinese Novels last year for his book The King and the Lyrics.
This event will be consecutively translated in English and Chinese.
主持人 Deva Eveland
3月20日（星期二），晚六点 | 60 RMB | BW20-6
在本次座谈中，来自菲律宾和中国的获奖作家们将齐聚一堂，交流分享他们的写作方式——他们如何根据本土题材创作，并使这些故事在其他文化和国家中也容易引起共鸣。Glenn Diaz的小说 The Quiet Ones 于2017年荣获Philippines’ Palanca小说大奖。这部冷幽默作品发生在一个足以吞噬灵魂的价值数十亿美元的行业，菲律宾的一个电话中心里，几个雇员谋划从他们为之工作的美国电信业巨头处挪用资金。王掩最初在网络中建立有粉丝基础，作为编剧曾荣获奖项，他最新出版有短篇小说集《切莫声张》，收录六则中篇小说，讲述六个平凡人并不平淡的生活。诗人、译者与作家李宏伟去年出版长篇小说《国王与抒情诗》，获《亚洲周刊》2017年全球华人十大小说榜首。
Glenn Diaz is the author of the The Quiet Ones (Ateneo Press), which won the Philippines' Palanca Grand Prize for the Novel in 2017. At once a workplace novel and a meditation on history and globalization, The Quiet Ones is a grimly humorous take the soul-sapping, multi-billion-dollar call-centre industry. In interlocking narratives, it explores lives rendered mute by irate callers, scripted apologies, and life’s menial violence, but which manage to talk back every now and then, just as long as the Mute button is firmly pressed. A recipient of the M Literary Residency in Bangalore, India, his work has been published in the Philippines, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, and the US. He teaches literature and creative writing at the Ateneo de Manila University. He lives in Manila.
Wang Yan, formerly known as Wang Fei, was born in 1988 in Cangzhou, Hebei Province, and now lives in Beijing. In 2011, his novel Tomorrow we Will be Separated Again was published online. In 2014, his script Five-Day Duration won the fifth Nine-Minute Screenplay Award. His novel Hell and High Water came out in 2015, and in 2017 his most recent novel Cut Silent was published.
Li Hongwei, a poet, translator and writer, was born in 1978 in Sichuan’s Jiangyou city and he now lives in Beijing. He graduated from Renmin University with a Master’s of Philosophy. He won the 2014 Young Writers Annual Performance Award, the Xu Zhimo Award, and his 2017 novel The King and the Lyrics was awarded the Asia Weekly Top 10 Chinese Novels that year. His works include the poetry collection 10 Kinds of Imagination in Contemporary Life, the novel Parallel Erosion, and the story collection Fake Time Party. He has translated into Chinese A Companion to Ulysses and To Nora, among other titles.