On the Map: Suo Er 2023


SUO ER 索耳 (fiction; editor; PRC) is the author of the novel 伐木之夜 [The Night of the Felling] and the story collection 非亲非故 [Noncorrelation]. His works have appeared in China’s top literary magazines and received many awards, the 43rd Hong Kong Youth Literary Award and a 2021 nomination as Most Promising Newcomer of the Year by the Southern Literature Festival among them. He has also engaged in publishing, media, and exhibition work. His writing concerns itself with the dispersion of cultures, and with lives of individuals in a “Southern framework.” He participates thanks to a grant from the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou.

"On the Map" is a series of interviews with writers while they are in Iowa City, participating in the IWP’s fall residency, produced in association with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. This video was made possible by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.


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