Jenna Tang - "Fang Si-Chi's First Love Paradise" - Denise Kripper

Saturday, May 25, 2024 - 3:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Jenna Tang (trans.)

Jenna Tang will discuss Fang Si-Chi's First Love Paradise. She will be joined in conversation with Denise Kripper. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

Presented in partnership with the Taipei Cultural Center in New York (TCC)

At the Co-op

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About the Book: The most influential book of Taiwan’s #MeToo movement—a heartbreaking account of sexual violence and a remarkable reinvention of the trauma plot, turning the traditional Lolita narrative upside down as it explores women’s vulnerability, victimization, and the lengths they will go to survive.

About the Author: Lin Yi-Han 林奕含 (1991–2017) was a Taiwanese writer. Fang Si-Chi’s First Love Paradise was her first and only book. The novel won the Open Book Best Fiction Award, the Liang Yu-Sen Literary Award, and other prizes. Her prose was published in INK magazine and BuzzFeed.

About the Translator: Jenna Tang is a Taiwanese writer, educator, and translator who translates between Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, French, and English. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. Her translations and essays are published in The Paris Review, Latin American Literature Today, AAWW, Catapult, Mcsweeney’s, and elsewhere. She translated Lin Yi-Han’s novel, Fang Si-Chi's First Love Paradise, one of the most iconic #MeToo movement titles from Taiwan.

About the interlocutor: Denise Kripper is a literary translator, a translation scholar, and the translation editor at Latin American Literature Today. She's the author of Narratives of Mistranslation: Fictional Translators in Latin American Fiction and the co-editor of The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Literary Translation. Her latest English translation is the debut novel Salt, by Argentine author Adriana Riva and published by Veliz Books. She lives in Chicago, where she's a founding member of the Third Coast Translators Collective.

Event Location: 
Seminary Co-op
5751 S Woodlawn
Chicago, IL 60615