A Reading by Jin Yucheng, Shanghai in Blossom
Guest: Jin Yucheng 金宇澄
Jin Yucheng is a Chinese novelist, best known for his novel Blossoms which won the Mao Dun Literary Prize (2015) -- one of most prestigious literature prizes in China. Yucheng started to publish works in 1985, at the age of 33. His maiden effort The Lost River was published by Mengya magazine, which won a national essay contest sponsored by Mengya magazine. He entered a Youth Writing Workshops, which was set up by the Shanghai Writers Association. In 1988, his novel, The Wind Birds, won a fiction Award sponsored by Shanghai Literature. At the same year, he was transferred to Shanghai Writers Association and worked as an editor of Shanghai Literature. In 2012, Jin Yucheng published Blossoms, a novel full of Shanghai dialect, which has gained popularity nationwide and won several literary awards: the 2nd Shi Naian Literature Prize, the 1st Lu Xun Literature Prize, and 9th Mao Dun Literature Prize.
*The event will be held in Chinese and translated into English.