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Speculative Fiction from Hong Kong with Dorothy Tse & Natascha Bruce

Speculative Fiction from Hong Kong with Dorothy Tse & Natascha Bruce

Mon 24 February
The Leeds Library

Leeds Lit Fest presents

Join us for a reading and Q&A with acclaimed Hong Kong author Dorothy Tse (謝曉虹) and translator Natascha Bruce, who’ll be discussing their work together, including an upcoming collection of Chinese speculative fiction, That We May Livefrom Two Lines Press. In Dorothy’s stories, humans turn into fish, limbs are exchanged as currency, and familiar cityscapes fragment along with reality. Come and find out more about her fascinating work, and the challenges involved in its translation.

Dorothy and Natascha are the very first author and translator in residence at the Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing this February, and we’re delighted to present this event in association with Leeds Lit Fest.

The event is free and open to all, though tickets will be Pay What You Feel on the night, with all proceeds going to support the brilliant work of Leeds Lit Fest. Please register your attendance. There's also an option to make a donation to the Festival in advance.

There’ll also be the opportunity to purchase drinks. Doors open 6.30pm.

The Leeds Library is on Commercial Street next to Paperchase (not Central Library).

Dorothy Tse is an award-winning writer from Hong Kong. She has published three story collections in Chinese and one in English, Snow and Shadow (translated by Nicky Harman). She was co-founder of the Fleurs des lettres literary journal and currently teaches literature and creative writing at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Natascha Bruce translates fiction from Chinese. Her work includes short stories by Dorothy Tse, Lake Like a Mirror by Ho Sok Fong, Lonely Face by Yeng Pway Ngon and, with Nicky Harman, A Classic Tragedy by Xu Xiaobin. She was the first winner of the Bai Meigui Translation Competition, in 2015. Forthcoming work includes That We May Live (which includes her translation of a story by Dorothy Tse), from Two Lines Press.

PRICES:

Pay What You Feel on the night. If you can't make the event but would like to donate to the Festival there is an option on this ticket link to do that. All proceeds raised will go directly to the staging of the Festival.

Tickets & Times

  • Mon 24 Feb , 7:00 PM