January 22, 2021

KITAAB

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Fan Hua gets ‘lost in translation’ at top French book fair

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Last year, Jin Yucheng’s Fan Hua (Blooming flowers) was taken to Salon Du Livre, France’slargest book fair, along with other contemporary Chinese literary works such as Bi Feiyu’s Subei Youth “Don Quixote”.

The two books attracted the attention of Editions Philippe Picquier, a French publisher thatspecializes in translating books from China, Japan, South Korea, India, Vietnam and othercountries in Asia. This publisher reportedly purchased the copyright for Subei Youth “DonQuixote”, a nonfiction work about the writer’s childhood in East China’s Jiangsu province, for130,000 euros ($143,000).

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