Woman and City: Wang Anyi in conversation with Lydia Liu

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This event features Wang Anyi in conversation with Lydia Liu and Eugenia Lean.

Shanghai-based novelist Wang Anyi has published twelve novels including The Song of Everlasting Sorrow (Columbia University Press), The Age of Enlightenment, Heavenly Fragrance, and Anonymous. She is the winner of many prestigious literary prizes, including China’s National Short Story Prize, the National Novella Prize, the Mao Dun Prize, the Lu Xun Prize, “The Writer of the Year” of the Chinese Literary Media, the Xiao Hong Prize, the Shi Nai’an Prize, Malaysia’s Huazong International Chinese-language Literary Prize, Taiwan’s “Good Book” Prize of China Times, Korea’s Yi Pyŏng-ju International Literary Prize, and The Dream of the Red Chamber Prize offered in Hong Kong.

Her work was nominated in 2011 for the Man Booker International Prize. Her writings have been translated into English, German, Dutch, French, Spanish, Russian, Serbian, Japanese, Israeli, Korean, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Thai, and Polish. She is a professor at Fudan University.

This event is sponsored by Center for Translation Studies at Barnard College; Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Heyman Center for the Humanities; Institute for Comparative Literature and Society; East Asian Languages and Cultures Department at Columbia University; C.V. Starr East Asian Library; Columbia University Press; Columbia Center for Literary Translation at the School of the Arts; and Columbia Center for Critical Thought.