Ying Chen, 39th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Ying Chen


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Chandler Hall

Author/Artist Bio

Born in Shanghai in 1961, Ying Chen studied language and literature at the University of Fudan and McGill University. She has published thirteen books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, including her most recent book of essays, The Slow Mountains, which received the Gérald-Moreau Award for Francophone Writing. She has received numerous other awards including a France-Canada prize, a Quebec Librarian prize, and Elle Magazine’s Readers Prize. She was named Chevalière en Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 2003. She lives in Vancouver. Ying Chen will read in French with an accompanying translation by ODU Professor Peter Schulman.


Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Michael Pearson, Co-director of the Festival, welcomed the audience and introduced Foreign Languages & Literatures Professor Peter Schulman. Schulman introduced Ying Chen.

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