Terran Prize Awarded!

by wjw on April 22, 2019

LIU Huiying photo 2The Terran Prize for 2019, sponsored by George RR Martin and consisting of a scholarship for a foreign writer to this year’s Taos Toolbox Workshop, has been awarded to Chinese author Zhou Wen (昼温.)

Zhou was born in Jinan, Shandong province, and has a double B.A. in English and finance, and a Master’s degree in translation from Shandong University. She is currently enrolled in the Chinese University of Hong Kong for another Master‘s degree in translation.   She is 24 years old.

As a translator, she has translated into Chinese several Marvel and DC comics, including Aquaman Vol. 1: The Trench.

As an author, she’s been published in the Florilegium: Chinese Literature Today, the magazine Life Week, and the new media account Non-Existence. Her short story Silent Syllables won the China Science Fiction Readers’ Choice Award.

Zhou says: “I believe language is the most magical product of the human brain, while writing is also a magic with language. I often use linguistic theory as the core of my story, because language can touch everything in the world and every heart of mankind, as well as trigger a strong resonance among lonely souls. In my works, characters often find their way through a deeper understanding of language.”

Shash April 23, 2019 at 8:07 pm

Her name goes on my watchlist. I love language play.

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