7th edition of The Script Road - Macau Literary Festival

The 7th edition of The Script Road - Macau Literary Festival will take place from 10 - 25 March in presence of French author Shan Sa, at Old Court Building, Macau

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Born in Beijing, Shan Sa began writing and publishing poems at the age of 7. Her first collection of poems was published at the age of 10 and was widely lauded by the most prominent Chinese poets, novelists, and literature critics of the 20th century, including Ai Qing, Liu Xinwu, Yan Wenjing, and Xie Mian. In 1990 Shan Sa left Beijing for further studies in Paris. In 1994, Shan Sa met the esteemed classical painter Balthus and his Japanese wife Setsuko in Switzerland and became their assistant. In 1997, Shan Sa released her first novel in French, Gate of Celestial Peace. The novel won the Prix Goncourt for First Novel, the most prestigious literature prize of France. In 2001, she was again awarded the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens for The Girl Who Played Go. Since then, her works have been published in more than 30 languages worldwide. Her poems and novels are used in the chinese elementary textbook and as high schools’ literary teaching materials in France and Japan. Her paintings have been exhibited in Paris, New York, Tokyo among other big cities in the world. In 2009, she was awarded the title of Chevalier de l‘Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 2011, she was given the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite. Shan Sa is a member of the Beijing Writers Association. She is a founding member of the France China Foundation.

The Script Road – Macau Literary Festival was founded in 2012 by local newspaper Ponto Final — a periodical currently celebrating its 25th anniversary — and is based in the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR). The Festival began as the first and largest gathering of literati from China and the Portuguese-Speaking Countries ever organised in the world. In recent years, the Festival has gained in popularity, becoming an international event that welcomes renowned writers, publishers, translators, journalists, musicians, filmmakers and visual artists from various geographies and nationalities. The 2016 edition of the Macau Literary Festival brought together authors of 12 nationalities, including US writer Adam Johnson, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his 2012 novel The Orphan Master’s Son. In 2017, the Festival gathers more than 60 guests from over 20 regions and countries, among them two Man Booker Prize 2016 finalists, Madeleine Thien e Graeme Macrae Burnet.

Public book signature session

Date : 18 March 2018 (Sun)
Time : 17:00
Venue : Old Court Building

School talk at The International School of Macau

Date : 20 March 2018 (Tues)
Time : 10:30
Venue : Black Box Theatre 3/F – Room 3480, The International School of Macau
Topic : “Capturing Inspiration : Becoming a Writer Can Happen Anytime”

Exchange on Visual Arts and Literature with Taiwanese author Joy Chaung

Date : 21 March 2018 (Wed)
Time : 18:00
Venue : Old Court Building

Click here for the programme details

publié le 14/03/2018

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