Kala Literature Series —
Dorothy Tse & James Shea in Conversation with Eddin Khoo
Riwayat Bookstore, Kuala Lumpur
Saturday, 8 April 2023
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Free and open to all
Eddin Khoo speaks to fiction writer and translator Dorothy Tse and poet-translator James Shea on the contours of writing and translation, looking particularly at James & Dorothy’s co-translation of ‘Moving a Stone’ selected works by Hong Kong poet, Yam Gong, published by Zephyr Press, and Dorothy’s novel ‘Owlish’ newly published by Fitzcarraldo Editions.
Introduced by Adriana Nordin Manan.
Organised by Kala & Pusaka, in collaboration with Riwayat.
James Shea is the author of two poetry collections, The Lost Novel and Star in the Eye, and co-translator of Moving a Stone: Selected Poems of Yam Gong. His co-edited volume The Routledge Global Haiku Reader is forthcoming in 2023. Recipient of grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and National Endowment for the Arts, he is the director of the Creative and Professional Writing Program at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Dorothy Tse is the author of the novel Owlish and several short story collections, and she has received the Hong Kong Book Prize, Hong Kong Biennial Award for Chinese Literature, and Taiwan’s Unitas New Fiction Writers’ Award. Her book Snow and Shadow (translated by Nicky Harman) was longlisted for the Best Translated Book Award. Tse is co-translator of Moving a Stone: Selected Poems of Yam Gong and co-founder of the literary journal Fleurs des Lettres.