On September 7th, the launch event for an anthology of Norwegian modern and contemporary literature was held at Yan Ji You Bookstore. The series includes 10 of the most important works written by influential Norwegian writers.
The opening of the anthology launch. [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
Included in the anthology are the autobiographical novel The troubled by Linn Ullmann, One of Us--the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of 2015, and I Refuse written by Per Petterson, the International Dublin Literary Award winner and Nobel Prize in literature candidate.
During the reading, translator Shen Yunlu shared her feelings about translating Tramp, Tomas Espedal’s work talking about “Literature and Travel”. Tramp is more like an autobiographical work than a description of scenic spots or travel plans. This book will give you the urge to grab your rucksack, embark on a journey and arrive in a strange hotel room.
The translator Shen Yunlu exchanges ideas with readers. [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
A copy of the Chinese edition Tramp. [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
Mr. Martinussen, deputy consul-general of the Norwegian Consulate General in Guangzhou, donated ten copies of the anthology to Guangzhou Library, for locals to read and enjoy.
Deputy consul-general of the Norwegian Consulate General donates the anthology to Guangzhou Library. [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
He hopes that the people of Guangzhou will enjoy them, and that they will spark people’s curiosity about the country, as there is a lot more to see, do, taste and enjoy in Norway.