米氏文学节 #LITFEST2020 Pre-reading List – Part 2

By January 23, 2020 Uncategorized

Baby its cold outside! All the more reason to stay home and get lost in a book. Here is a second peak at the authors we have lined-up for the 2020 Shanghai International Literary Festival, along with new additions to your reading list.

 

For the historian…

Caroline Moorehead – A HOUSE IN THE MOUNTAINS. Four Italian women fight German occupation during World War II in this biography written by Moorehead, a recipient of the Order of the British Empire.

For the scientist…

Robyn Arianrhod – THOMAS HARRIOT: A LIFE IN SCIENCE. Australian science writer and mathematician Arianrhod gives credit where credit is due in this biography of Thomas Harriot, a forgotten man of astronomy, mathematics, and navigation.

For the hometown crowd…

Jin Yucheng – 回望 (LOOKING BACK). Having won the Mao Dun Literature Prize for his book Blossoms, Shanghainese writer Jin is back to tell the story of his parent’s lives and the story of a generation. 

For the French linguist…

Alma Brami – QUI NE DIT MOT CONSENT (SILENCE IS CONSENT). The latest novel by Hong Kong-based author Brami takes a look behind closed doors at a woman falling into a worsening marriage.

For the business minded…

Paul Ross – BARRIERS TO ENTRY. Ross, a telecommunications industry executive, draws from more than decade of experience to share his wisdom on foreigners working in and adapting to Chinese corporate culture.

For the gardener…

Alison Hardie & Duncan Campbell – THE DUMBARTON OAKS ANTHOLOGY OF CHINESE GARDEN LITERATURE. The co-editors will launch their book at our Festival. The Anthology is an English compilation of over 2,000 years worth of writings about Chinese gardens and landscape. In preparation, check out The Craft of Gardens: The Classic Chinese Text on Garden Design, translated by Hardie. 

The full programme will be released on February 15th and tickets will be exclusively sold on our website. Our headliner sessions move fast so make sure to bookmark the ones you’re dying to see and act quickly once tickets go on sale.

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