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

  • Our congratulations to 1986 Fall Residency writer Kwame Dawes, who has been named the new poet laureate of Jamaica.

  • Congratulations to our colleagues Jennifer Croft and Aron Aji, who are among those serving as judges for the National Book Awards this year, in their case in the category of translated literature.

  • Ranjit Hoskote’s speech at the 2024 Goa Literary Festival addresses the current situation in Gaza.

  • In NY Times, Bina Shah worries about the state of Pakistani—and American—democracy.

  • “I went to [Ayodhya] to think about what it means to be an Indian and a Hindu... ”  A new essay by critic and novelist Chandrahas Choudhury.

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