Paul and Hualing Nieh Engle Gallery

A trailer for One Tree Three Lives (Hong Kong, 2012)

  • Directed by the Hong Kong director Angie Chen, the feature-length documentary about the life of Hualing Nieh Engle premiered in March 2012, at the 36th Hong Kong International Film Festival.
  • A Q&A with Angie Chen about the making of the film at the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club (June 2013).

Paul and Hualing Nieh Engle: Shared work

  • 1966 TV documentary "The Iowa Workshop," with Paul Engle featured prominently, as instructor, and Nieh Hualing briefly, as student.
  • Among the Engles' accomplishments was "The Chinese Weekend,"[PDF] organized in September 1979 at the University of Iowa, the first formal meeting between Chinese writers from Taiwan and from the Mainland since 1949.
  • "Co-translation: the Writer's View": An extended dialogue on the process of joint translation, illustrated with examples from "Joy of Meeting" (Li Yü, 937-978) and "West Ch'ang-an Street" (Pien Chih-lin, 1932)

IWP as Recollected by its Alumni

The WW and the IWP in Paul Engle's correspondence

  • Paul Engle was a notorious correspondent, and much of his personal creative history is reflected in the thousands of letters he dispatched over the decades. Many can be found in the Engle Collection in the University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections and finding aid.

Two essays about Paul Engle [.PDF]

A play: Leaner than Light: 12 Frames of Paul Engle (2011)

  • Playwright Lisa Schlesinger has dramatized Paul and Hualing Engles' life and work in 12 scenes.

Happening Now

  • To mark PEN International’s centennial, Words Without Borders has published a sampler of works by writers committed to freedom of expression. Algerian novelist and scholar Med MAGANI is among them.

  • A fall harvest of book reviews coming in: of The Others by Sarah BLAU (translated from the Hebrew by Daniella Zamir); of LO Yi-Chin’s Farewell, translated from the Chinese by Jeremy TIANG; of Véronique TADJO’s In the Company of Men

  • A fascinating interview with IWP’s Senior Advisor, professor Peter Nazareth, retired from UI’s English Department in spring 2021, after nearly five decades of teaching.

  • Word reaches us that poet HU Xudong  胡续冬, who also taught comparative and world literatures at Peking University (Beida), specializing in Latin American literatures, passed away unexpectedly. RIP, Hu Xudong…

  • We note with sadness the passing of Hiroshi SAKAGAMI 坂上 弘, whose long novelistic career garnered him major literary and cultural honors. A former president of the Japan Writers’ Association, he was until his retirement also the director of Keio University Press.

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