Articles tagged "Nicky Harman"


New in Chinese: “The Chilli Bean Paste Clan” by YAN Ge

You might imagine that I thought long and hard in choosing my best untranslated book, because China has so many writers and so little of their work reaches the West, at least in English. But I plumped…...

My Favorite Bookstore: Nicky Harman on Arthur Probsthain Oriental and African Bookseller

Arthur Probsthain Oriental and African Bookseller, 41 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3PE In the narrow streets opposite the imposing edifice of the British Museum in Bloomsbury, London, there are a…...

Just in Time for the Ball Drop…

Here are some of our favorite books in translation from 2012! Emma Garman My pick is Second Person Singular by Sayed Kashua, trans. by Mitch Ginsburg, an engrossing story about chance, fate and identity.…...

On “The Man with the Knife”

When I met Susan Harris at the London Book Fair this year, she told me WWB was planning a non-Scandi crime issue. Would I like to look for a Chinese crime short story? she asked. I hesitated… contemporary…...

Day Three at the London Book Fair

The highlight of the third and final day at the Literary Translation Center was a conversation among poets, editors, and translators about an exciting new book of contemporary Chinese poetry.  The…...