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

  • 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 recent essays about Paul Engle [PDFs]

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

  • Behind the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature, shared by novelists Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke, are translators--one key among them Jennifer CROFT, translator from the Polish, the Ukrainian, and the Spanish. Congratulations!

  • "Resisting English": at NYRB, Adam Kirsch reviews three decades of the translated work of the Japanese novelist and essayist Minae MIZUMURA (IWP '03).

  • Just out in Beirut, the intriguingly titled ['Laughter as Destructive History'] by the Iraqi poet, translator, and editor Soheil NAJM (IWP '07).

  • Death is Hard Work, the fifth title of the Syrian novelist Khaled KHALIFA (IWP '07), published by FSG in Leri Price's translation, is on the long list of the 2019 National Book Awards, in the Translated Literature category.

  • In the travel journal Off Assignment,  journalist and novelist Milagros SOCORRO (Venezuela, IWP '12) recalls a snowy day in Iowa City, and one woman's special gesture.

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