Yan Ge Shortlisted for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation 2020
Yan Ge's White Horse, which is translated from Chinese by Nicky Harman, has been shortlisted for the 2020 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation. It follows Yun Yun who, like the author, lost her mother very young. She sees more and more often white horses, fatal omens because relationships deteriorate between adults and ensuing tensions reveal that they are founded on a terrible lie. Through her eyes, we also observe her cousin, Zhang Qing, keen to dive into the excitements of adolescence but clashes with repressive parents.
The prize is judged by Amanda Hopkinson, Boyd Tonkin and Susan Bassnett and is worth £1,000, a sum shared equally between the writer and translator. The winner will be announced in an online award ceremony on Thursday 26 November. Click here to discover the shortlist.