#BLF2019# THE ART OF FACT: CREATING CREATIVE CHINA NON-FICTION

THE ART OF FACT: CREATING CREATIVE CHINA NON-FICTION
Helen Zia, Paul French, Michael Schuman, Jingwen Kang

Sunday, March 17, 6:00 PM
60 RMB | BW 17-4 | The Bookworm – TICKETS

Contemporary artists of non-fiction – to borrow from literary critic Barbara Lounsberry’s The Art of Fact – identify a documentable subject matter chosen from the real world as opposed to something invented by the writer; they engage in exhaustive research which helps them establish credible narratives and to portray and revive the scene; and they utilise polished language and an engaging prose style, which when assembled together reveals the artistry and literary merit evident in the pages. This evening we gather three fine artists of China-related non-fiction – Helen Zia (Last Boat out of Shanghai), Paul French (City of Devils) and Michael Schuman (Confucius and the World He Created) – to discuss how they approach their non-fiction projects, what issues they can face along the creative journey, and how they bring their work to literary life. Moderated by Jingwen Kang.

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