Yan Geling

China – Germany

Yan Geling is one of the most acclaimed novelists and screenwriters writing in the Chinese language today. Her best-known novels in English are The Secret Talker, Little Aunt Crane, The Uninvited, and White Snake and Other Stories. Her works have been adapted for film and television by renowned directors including Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige and Joan Chen. She has published over 40 books, has won over 30 literary and film awards, and her work has been translated into 19 languages.

严歌苓,女,一九五九年生于上海,少年从军,二十岁从文。1986年出版第一本长篇小说,同年加入中国作家协会。代表作有:《扶桑》,《人寰》,《白蛇》,《少女小渔》,《第九个寡妇》、《小姨多鹤》、《金陵十三钗》、《穗子物语》《陆犯焉识》等作品。于1989年出国留学,获文学创作艺术硕士学位。严陆续在海外发表了近百篇文学作品,曾获得台湾和香港十项文学奖,在国内也获得多项文学奖。2007年出版了第一部以英文直接创作的长篇小说《赴宴者》。根据小说改编及参加编剧的电影《少女小渔》、《天浴》,分别获得亚太电影节和金马奖的奖项,根据长篇小说《金陵十三钗》、《陆犯焉识》改编、由张艺谋执导的影片分别参展于柏林和嘎纳电影节。严歌苓的小说被译为十九种语言。


Photo Credit: Zhou Peng 周鹏