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That We May Live: Dorothy Tse and Natascha Bruce in conversation

May 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm PDT


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Surreal stories for a surreal time. Hong Kong surrealist writer Dorothy Tse and translator Natascha Bruce join Calico editor Sarah Coolidge to talk about That We May Live.

That We May Live, the first book in the brand-new Calico Series, brings you work by some of today’s most exciting writers from China and Hong Kong, including Dorothy Tse (tr. Natascha Bruce), Zhu Hui (tr. Michael Day), and Enoch Tam (tr. Jeremy Tiang). Lightly touching on issues of urbanization, sexuality, and propaganda, the collection builds a world both utterly disorienting and disturbing familiar, prompting the question: Where does reality end and absurdity begin in a world pushed to its very limits?

This event is presented by The Center for Literary Arts of San Jose and will be streamed live on Facebook and Instagram.

Leslie-Ann Woofter
Dorothy Tse is an award-winning writer from Hong Kong. She has published three story collections in Chinese and one in English, Snow and Shadow (translated by Nicky Harman). She was cofounder of the Fleurs des lettres literary journal and currently teaches literature and creative writing at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Natascha Bruce translates fiction from Chinese. Her work includes short stories by Hong Kong surrealist writer Dorothy Tse, Lonely Face by Singapore’s Yeng Pway Ngon and, with Nicky Harman, A Classical Tragedy by Xu Xiaobin.
Sarah Coolidge received her BA in comparative literature from Bard College. She enjoys reading books in Spanish and English, and she writes essays on photography and international literature.
Sarah Coolidge's Staff Photo


May 21, 2020
7:00 pm PDT
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