Chinese superstar Zhang Yueran’s Cocoon – now in Jeremy Tiang’s new translation, hailed by Ian McEwan as a ‘triumph’

Zhang Yueran is one of China’s most exciting up and coming writers.  International literature specialists World Editions publish her new novel, Cocoon, on 8 October. World Editions Publisher Judith Uyterlinde describes how she discovered the book:  “Years ago, I read Jung Chang’s Wild Swans, and was blown away by that story of three generations of women in twentieth-century China. Chang’s book was a wonderful voyage into a country that until then had been relatively unknown to me. After that initial encounter I read many other novels set in China, but none of them excited me as much as this captivating generational … Continue reading Chinese superstar Zhang Yueran’s Cocoon – now in Jeremy Tiang’s new translation, hailed by Ian McEwan as a ‘triumph’

The Jive Talker: ‘Antelope’ sculptor dives deep into cultural and personal histories

‘When my Scottish fiancée and I decided to get married, the consul at the High Commission in Malawi asked me: “Are you marrying Susan to get a British passport?” My reply to that was deliberate. “Not really” I said. The … Continue reading The Jive Talker: ‘Antelope’ sculptor dives deep into cultural and personal histories