These renowned writers will explore the theme of 'Finding the Right Words' and will speak about the inception of writing and the process of translation.
This public event is to celebrate Regent's Park College, University of Oxford awarding an Honorary Fellowship to the Nobel Laureate for Literature, Professor Mo Yan.
Mo Yan - Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2012. His works include "Red Sorghum", "The Garlic Ballads" and "Life and Death are Wearing Me Out".
Yu Hua - One of China's best-known novelists. His novels include To Live, Brothers and Chronicle of a Blood Merchant. He was regarded as a promising avant-garde or post-New Wave writer.
Su Tong - Su Tong is a bestselling author who attained international recognition in 1993 when Zhang Yimou's film of his novella Raise the Red Lantern was nominated for an Academy Award.
Boyd Tonkin - Boyd Tonkin is a writer, journalist and critic who chaired the judging panel of the Man Booker International Prize in 2016 and is now Special Adviser to the Man Booker International Prize. Former literary editor of The Independent. He is a long-time proponent of foreign-language literature and is the author of "The 100 Best Novels in Translation".
After the conversation with the writers, we will open up questions to the audience. If there are any questions you would like to ask please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.