Don’t miss the chance to see science fiction giant Cixin Liu, New York Times bestselling author of The Three Body Problem, in conversation with literary critic Michael Berry about Liu’s new book, The Wandering Earth.
The ten stories in this groundbreaking new collection include five Chinese Galaxy Award-winners, including the title story – the basis for the blockbuster film, which captivated viewers around the globe. Liu and Berry will delve into the new stories, discuss the profound success of the film, as well as Liu’s role in the explosion of interest in Chinese science fiction.
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Cixin LIU is the most prolific and popular science fiction writer in the China. Liu is an eight-time winner of the Galaxy Award (the Chinese Hugo) and a winner of the Chinese Nebula Award. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked as an engineer in a power plant. His novels published in English by Tor Books include The Three Body Trilogy, which includes The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forest, and Death’s End; Ball Lightning; and a previous short story collection To Hold Up the Sky.
Michael Berry is a translator and author who is a professor of contemporary Chinese cultural studies and Director of the Center for Chinese Studies at UCLA. He has written and edited eight books on Chinese literature and cinema, including most recently An Accented Cinema: Jia Zhang-Ke on Jia Zhang-Ke (2021). A two-time National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellow, Berry’s book-length translations include The Song of Everlasting Sorrow: A Novel of Shanghai (2008) by Wang Anyi, shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize; To Live (2004) by Yu Hua, a selection in the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read library; and Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City (2020) by Fang Fang.
Eric Abrahamsen (Translator) is a translator and publishing consultant living in Seattle, WA. His translations have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, and n+1, among other venues, and he is the recipient of translations grants from PEN and the NEA. He helps run Paper Republic, promoting the translation of Chinese literature into English, and also works with the Seattle City of Literature organization.