Scribner Book Company
October 18, 2014
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.82 inches | 1.19 pounds
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About the Author
Tie Ning won a national short story award at the age of twenty-five and is the recipient of numerous other literary prizes. She has published ten books--collections of short fiction, essays, and novels--three of which were made into movies and television series, including The Bathing Women. In 2006, at the age of forty-nine, she was elected president of the Chinese Writers Association, becoming the youngest writer and first woman to be honored in this way. Her works have been translated into Russian, German, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, and Vietnamese. The Bathing Women is her first work to be translated into English.
Jason Sommer is the author of five books of poetry, including The Laughter of Adam and Eve and three in the Phoenix series: Portulans, Other People's Troubles and The Man Who Sleeps in My Office. He has also published English versions of Irish language poems and two collaborative book-length translations of contemporary Chinese fiction. His poems have appeared in publications such as the New Republic, Ploughshares, Chicago Review, Agni, River Styx, and TriQuarterly, among others.