Autumn in Shanghai with author Denyse Woods

1:10 pm - 2:00 pm


Chester Beatty Library

Dublin Castle

Dublin 2

In 2013, novelist Denyse Woods was invited to take part in a two-month Writers’ Residency in Shanghai, organized by the Munster Literature Centre and the Shanghai Writers’ Association. In her talk, Autumn in Shanghai, Denyse will give a personal account of her time in China, during which she was fortunate to work with a number of local writers and academics – including Prof Dai Cong Rong, who is translating Finnegan’s Wake into Chinese, and the renowned Shanghai novelist, Wang Anyi. She also conducted research into the sheng (Chinese mouth organ), attended tea ceremonies and operas, visited gardens and water towns, learnt to walk backwards, almost set fire to her bedroom while cooking an omelette, and took the overnight sleeper from Shanghai to Hong Kong.

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