This year, the programme has more than 300 events across eight cities, connecting more than 110 Chinese and international writers and thinkers, and includes booktalks, panel discussions, writing workshops and performances.
Francesca Rhydderch will discuss her novel, The Rice Paper Diaries (Seren, 2013), which is partly set in Hong Kong during the Second World War, with Alexandra Buchler, Director of our sister organsiation, Literature Across Frontiers.
During their visit to China, Francesca Rhydderch and Alexandra Buchler will also meet with representatives from Shanghai Translation Publishing House, the largest comprehensive translation publishing house in China.
We look forward to welcoming representatives from Shanghai Translation Publishing House to Wales in May as part of a symposium on literature and publishing exchange between China and Wales. Wales Literature Exchange and Bangor University (Modern Languages, with the support of the Confucius Institute) will hold the symposium to celebrate the publication of the Wales focus edition of Foreign Literature and Art, a leading Chinese review.