The 6th edition of the EU-China Literary Festival is currently taking place, online, with a series of author events celebrating the diversity, talents and creativity of women writers from Europe and China: “Through Women’s Eyes – Reading Between the Lines”.
On this occasion, Nora Wagener will participate alongside Lu Min (China) and Marie Gamillscheg (Austria), to a debate and will discuss their recent works, and how they develop characters and propel narratives in their award-winning writing this Tuesday, December 14 at 7pm Beijing Time.
Protagonists and Antagonists:
Developing Characters on the Page.
Developing credible, complex protagonists and antagonists is critical in propelling narratives forward. Three leading proponents of the short story and the novel to talk about their work and developing rich and memorable characters on the page. Nora Wagener’s books and texts have already won several awards at home in Luxembourg and abroad and have been translated into other languages. Her most recent story collection is the critically acclaimed Was habe ich verpasst (What Have I Missed). Celebrated Jiangsu writer Lu Min has been widely translated and won a multitude of awards for the rich narratives and storylines in her short stories and novels, including the highly prestigious Lu Xun Literary Award. Austrian writer Marie Gamillscheg has published widely in literary journals and magazines. Her debut novel Alles was glänzt was awarded the Austrian book prize for the best debut in 2018 and the novel has since been adapted for the stage. Her second novel is Revolt of the Sea Animals. Nora Wagener, Lu Min and Marie Gamillscheg will join moderator Berlinka in conversation to discuss their recent works, and how they develop characters and propel narratives in their award-winning writing.
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About Nora Wagener
Nora Wagener was born in Luxembourg in 1989. She writes mostly German-language prose. Her books and texts have already won several awards at home and abroad and have been translated into other languages. Most recently she received the Prix Servais – the most important Luxembourg literary prize – for the short story volume Larven in 2017. She lives and works in Luxembourg and Saarland. So far she has published: Menschenliebe und Vogel, schrei (novel, 2011), E. Galaxien (stories, 2015), D’Glühschwéngchen (children’s book, 2016), Larven (short stories, 2016), Alle meine Freunde (novel, 2020) and sowie Was habe ich verpasst (Short Stories, 2021).