ZHANG Yueran

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ZHANG Yueran 张悦然 (novelist, editor; China) has published the short story collections Sunflower Got Lost in 1890 (2003) and Ten Tales of Love (2004), and three novels: Cherry's Distance (2004), The Narcissus has Gone Riding a Carp (2005) and Bird Under Oath (2006), named the best saga novel on the 2006 Chinese Novel Ranking List. Since 2008 she has been the editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Newriting, which anthologizes the best of belles-lettres magazines in China. A recipient of a number of awards, among them the Most Promising Talent Prize in Chinese Press (2005), the Spring Literature Prize (2006) and the Mao-Tai Cup People's Literature Prize (2008), she is currently enrolled in the PhD program in Chinese Literature at Beijing University. Her participation is privately funded.

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June 2014

September 2014

Happening Now... (more)
  • The Debaters, a play by Chris MLALAZI (IWP '12) about a hypothetical presidential debate in an unnamed African country, just went into rehearsal in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

  • Billy Karanja KAHORA (IWP '10, Kenya), shortlisted for the 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing.

  • The distinguished Romanian poet and translator Nina CASSIAN (IWP '86) died in New York, where she had sought political asylum in 1985.  

  • A new Iowa Literaria just out, with an Iowa City dossier featuring South Cone alums Martin REJTMAN ('00), Giovanna RIVERO ('04), Fedosy SANTAELLA ('09),Gonzalo GARCES ('10), Luis BRAVO ('10) and Maria CRISTOFF ('11).

  • We note with sadness the passing of playwright, scholar, novelist and activist Pat Amadu MADDY  (Sierra Leone; IWP '92).